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Python Python Collections (Retired) Dungeon Game Random Choices

Taylor Hulsmans
Taylor Hulsmans
Python Web Development Techdegree Student 9,563 Points

receiving a syntax error on line 5

not sure why I can't make a while loop this way

import random       #need random library
def nchoices(iterable, integer):        #the function with iterable and integer
    random_choices = []             #empty list for output
    count = 0                       #count for while loop
    While count <= integer:          # loop until count exceeds integer
        a_choice = random.choice(iterable)      # an element for our output is a random choice from our iterable
        random_choices.extend(a_choice)         #extend our output with our random element
        count += 1                              # iterate loop
    return random_choices                       # return output

2 Answers

William Li
William Li
Courses Plus Student 26,867 Points

Hi there.

  • Line 5, While is a typo, it's supposed be while all lowercase.
  • LIne 7, .extend() isn't the right method call for the job, as it takes an iterable as its argument, but a_choice is a number not iterable, you should use .append() here instead.