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Python

Sacheath Son
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Sacheath Son
Data Analysis Techdegree Student 3,357 Points

Python Project 1 (trying to figure out how to restart program)

I got everything else to work but I just can't seem to think of how to restart the program. I tried looking through the forums and other submissions on GitHub but everyone either did different levels of features to the program. Since it's part of the definition for the start_game function, is it possible or do I need to remove it from the definition? I'm just not sure because the instruction told me to keep everything in the definition of start game. It's towards the bottom in a while block (line 59).

Thank you!

import random
from statistics import mode, median, mean

def start_game():
    print("Welcome to Team Treehouse's first project: Number Guessing Game!")

    answer = random.randrange(1,100)
    actual_guesses = []
    high_score = []  



    while True:
        try:
            confirm_game = input("Are you sure you want to give it a shot? Y/N: > ")
            if confirm_game.lower() == 'n':
                print("Sorry to hear that, have a nice day!")
                exit()
            if confirm_game.lower() == 'y':
                if len(high_score) < 1:
                    print("There is no current high score!")
                else:
                    print("The current high score is {} attempts!".format(min(high_score)))
                print("Pick a number between 1 and 100!")
                break
            else:
                raise ValueError()
        except ValueError:
            print("That's not a valid selection. Please enter either Y or N.")
            continue

    while True:
        try:
            player_guess = int(input("> "))
            if player_guess <= 0 or player_guess > 100:
                raise ValueError()
        except ValueError:
            print("That's not a valid guess. Please only use whole numbers between 1 and 100.")
            continue

        if player_guess > answer:
            print("It's lower!")
            actual_guesses.append(player_guess)
            continue
        elif player_guess < answer:
            print("It's higher!")
            actual_guesses.append(player_guess)
            continue
        else:
            print("You got it right in only {} attempts!".format(len(actual_guesses)))
            high_score.append(len(actual_guesses))
            break

    while True:
        try:
            restart = input ("How about another round? Y/N: > ")
            if restart.lower() == 'y':                
                print("Coming right up!")
                #how do I restart the game?
            if restart.lower() == 'n':
                print("""
        Sorry to hear that. Here's your stats for this round!

        Attempts: {}
        Mean Guess: {}
        Median Guess: {}
        Mode Guess: {}

        Come back later if you ever want to try again!
                """.format(total_guesses, round(mean(actual_guesses)), round(median(actual_guesses)), round(mode(actual_guesses))))
                exit()
            else:
                raise ValueError()
        except ValueError:
            print("Sorry that's not a valid selection. Please enter either Y or N.")

start_game()

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
218,596 Points

One quick change that would do it is to call start_game() again at the point you want the game to restart. Since you're already in that function, a more elegant way might be to restructure the way the loops work but that would require quite a bit more effort.

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