# Simplify Python

ja1lbr3ak superherocomic at gmail.com
Tue Apr 6 23:04:29 CEST 2010

```On Apr 6, 4:56 pm, Joaquin Abian <gatoyga... at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Apr 6, 9:04 pm, ja1lbr3ak <superheroco... at gmail.com> wrote:
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> > 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: ")
>
> You could structure it a bit better but something to start with could
> be(it works):
>
> def calc(n):
>     print n
>
> def fibo(n):
>     a=b=1
>     while n > 0:
>         print a
>         a, b, n = b, a+b, n-1
>
> NOTE = """Enter 1 for the calculator, 2 for the Fibonacci
> sequence, or something else to quit: """
>
> while True:
>
>     loop = raw_input(NOTE)
>
>     if loop == '1':
>         forcalc = raw_input("\nPut in an equation: ")
>         calc(forcalc)
>     elif loop == '2':
>         forfibo = raw_input("\nWhat Fibonacci number do you want to go
> to? ")
>         n = int(forfibo)
>         fibo(n)
>     else:
>         break
>
> Cheers
> Joaquin

Actually, when I tried yours the calculator just spits out the input
again, which is why I used input instead of raw_input.

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