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Python Python Basics (2015) Letter Game App Random Item

Then create a function named random_item that takes a single argument, an iterable. Then use random.randint() to get a

Then create a function named random_item that takes a single argument, an iterable. Then use random.randint() to get a random number between 0 and the length of the iterable, minus one. Return the iterable member that's at your random number's index. Check the file for an example.

I KEEP GETTING A NameError: name random_item not define. please can you me out

item.py
# EXAMPLE
# random_item("Treehouse")
# The randomly selected number is 4.
# The return value would be "h"
import random

def random_item(treehouse):
    a = random.randint(0, len(treehouse)-1)
    return treehouse [h]

2 Answers

Chris Freeman
MOD
Chris Freeman
Treehouse Moderator 67,986 Points

Very close. Looks like a typo in your return line: "h" should be "a"

Regarding coding style, there shouldn't be a space between "treehouse" and "[a]".

thank you sir, i got it now