[docs] Else ,elif

abjimnen at aol.com abjimnen at aol.com
Wed Sep 25 20:45:27 CEST 2013

		I am new to programming but have been seriously been bitten by the buy and I am working with the book Python for Dummies by Stef Maruch and Aahz Maruch. I am working on a coin toss program which is suppose to  be something like   MY issue is that when I try to use the else or elif function  it comes back as SyntaxError: invalid syntax  and search as I might I can' t seem to find help to address this one issue.  And I was hoping you guys can lead me someplace to solve this.   I am using Python 3.3.2 on a Mac.
											Yours Truly 

import random				
userinput = ' '
print "Now tossing a coin    "
while userinput.lower() != "q":
    flip = random.choice(['heads', 'tails'])
    if flip == 'heads':
        headcount+= 1
        print "heads! the number of heads is now %d" % tailcount
            tailcount += 1
            print "tails! the number of tails is now %d" % tailcount
            print "press 'Q' to quit",
            userinput = raw_input("or another key to toss again:")
            print " the total number of heads:", headcount
            print "the total number off tails:", tailcount

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