Python Python Basics (2015) Letter Game App Random Item

Why is this saying random_item not define.

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 have checked for examples and this is matching up with what I've seen but I am still getting the same error.

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]

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
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The function is not defined anytime there is a syntax error in the definition. In this case, it's caused by the reference to "h" in the last line since "h" is not defined.

You probably meant to use your variable "a" there.

Thanks! I saw that same thing on another answer and I thought I changed it. Oh well! Thanks!