[Tutor] Trying to access a random value in a list
lina.lastname at gmail.com
Sun Jan 15 14:28:18 CET 2012
On Fri, Jan 13, 2012 at 6:48 AM, Claude Matherne <cmathe7 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello all,
> I am a beginner to python and I am trying to make a simple program that
> takes in some names as input into a list and then randomly picks a vaule
> from that list as a winner.
> Here is the code:
> import random
> choice = None
> names = [ ]
> while choice != "0":
> 0 - Exit
> 1 - Enter a name
> 2 - Pick a winner
> choice = input("Choice: ")
> if choice == "0":
> print ("Goodbye.")
Here better to add
> elif choice == "1":
> name = input("Please enter a name: ")
> print (names, "have been entered.")
> elif choice == "2":
> pick = len(names)
> win_number =random.randint(0,pick)
> print (names[win_number], " is the winner!")
> input("/n/nPress enter to exit.")
> First problem, sometimes I get a error where the value is out of range.
> Problem becuase of the way I set up the random value.
> Second problem, but not a big one, is when I print the lists of names as
> they are entered, I get quotations around the name.
> I'm sur I am over thinking this, but any help would be great.
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