# Simplify Python

Christopher Choi chutsu at gmail.com
Tue Apr 6 16:17:56 EDT 2010

```On Tue, 06 Apr 2010 13:14:44 -0700, ja1lbr3ak wrote:

> On Apr 6, 4:06 pm, Christopher Choi <chu... at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Tue, 06 Apr 2010 12:04:20 -0700, ja1lbr3ak wrote:
>> > I'm trying to teach myself Python, and so have been simplifying a
>> > calculator program that I wrote. The original was 77 lines for the
>> > same functionality. Problem is, I've hit a wall. Can anyone help?
>>
>> > loop = input("Enter 1 for the calculator, 2 for the Fibonacci
>> > sequence, or something else to quit: ") while loop < 3 and loop > 0:
>> >     if loop == 1:
>> >         print input("\nPut in an equation: ")
>> >     if loop == 2:
>> >         a, b, n = 1, 1, (input("\nWhat Fibonacci number do you
>> >         want to
>> > go to? "))
>> >         while n > 0:
>> >             print a
>> >             a, b, n = b, a+b, n-1
>> >     loop = input("\nEnter 1 for the calculator, 2 for the Fibonacci
>> > sequence, or something else to quit: ")
>>
>> I'm fairly confused here.
>>
>> But I would do this instead:
>>
>> UserInput1 = input("Enter 1 for the calculator, 2 for the Fibonacci
>> sequence, or something else to quit: ")
>>
>> While quit = 0:
>>         if UserInput1 == 1:
>>                 print input("\nPut in an equation: ")
>>         else if UserInput1 == 2:
>>                 a, b, n = 1, 1, (input("\nWhat Fibonacci number
>>                 do you
>> want to go to? "))
>>                 while n > 0:
>>                         print a
>>                         a, b, n = b, a+b, n-1
>>                         UserInput2 = input("\nEnter 1 for
>>                         the calculator,
>> 2 for the Fibonacci sequence, or something else to quit: ")
>>
>>         else
>>                 quit = 1
>>
>> the above is not finished... but without actually knowing what your
>> trying to do.. the above code I just did would make a lot more sense..
>> I hope... You hit a wall cause the first while loop you had before
>> never ends..
>
> The while loop is my main program loop. There at the end is the "loop =
> input" part again. If you type in something other than 1 or 2, it exits
> the while loop and ends the program. I also merged the "quit" and
> "UserInput1" variables in your program into one "loop" variable.