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Python Python Basics (2015) Number Game App Number Game Refinement

Jake Wright
Jake Wright
Courses Plus Student 991 Points

python number_game.py wont run

Whenever I try to run the script in workspaces I get no error message or anything, I was wondering where I went wrong

import random

def game():
    # generate a random number between 1 and 10
    secret_num = random.randint(1,10)
    guesses = []

    while len(guesses) < 5:
          # get a number guess from the player
          guess = int(input("Guess a number between 1 and 10: "))
        except ValueError:
            print("{} isn't a number!".format(guess))

            # compare guess to secret number
            if guess == secret_num:
                print("You got it! My number was {}".format(secret_num))
            elif guess < secret_num:
                print("my number is higher than {}".format(guess))
                print("my number is lower than {}".format(guess))
        print("you didn't get it! My number was {}".format(secret_num))
    play_again = input("Do you want to play again? Y/n")   
    if play_again.lower() != 'n':                   

[MOD: added ```python formatting -cf]

2 Answers

Chris Freeman
Chris Freeman
Treehouse Moderator 67,987 Points

How are you starting the first game()? If running interactively, you can add game() as the last line in the file.

The more elegant solution is to add the python idiom to the end of the file:

if __name__ = '__main__':

This will automatically call game if the module is interpreted in an interactive context, such as, python number_game.py. if number_game is imported into another module, this gets ignored.

Chris Freeman
Chris Freeman
Treehouse Moderator 67,987 Points

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