danfolkes at gmail.com
Tue Oct 16 15:41:52 CEST 2007
On Oct 16, 9:28 am, Shawn Minisall <trekker... at comcast.net> wrote:
> I just learned about while statements and get why you place them around
> inputs for validation, but I'm a little lost on exactly where to place
> it with what condition in this program where the number of fat grams
> exceeds the total number of calories so that it loops back and asks you
> the two questions again instead of just saying The calories or fat grams
> were incorrectly entered. Any idea's?
> while cal <=0:
> #Prompt for calories
> cal = input("Please enter the number of calories in your food: ")
> if cal <=0:
> print "Error. The number of calories must be positive."
> #Prompt for fat
> fat = input("Please enter the number of fat grams in your food: ")
> if fat <=0:
> print "Error. The number of fat grams must be positive."
> #Calculate calories from fat
> calfat = float(fat) * 9
> #Calculate number of calories from fat
> caldel = calfat / cal
> #change calcent decimal to percentage
> calcent = caldel * 100
> #evaluate input
> if calfat > cal:
> print "The calories or fat grams were incorrectly entered."
> elif calcent > 0 and calfat < cal:
> if caldel <= .3:
> print "Your food is low in fat."
> elif caldel >= .3:
> print "Your food is high in fat."
> #Display percentage of calories from fat
> print "The percentage of calories from fat in your food is %",
Instead of: if(cal<=0)
you could do :
cal = int(raw_input("Please enter the number of calories in your
that would make sure that your input is > 0
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