Decrease for loop by one

Milter Skyler matt17 at gmail.com
Thu Jan 24 06:10:37 CET 2013


On Wednesday, January 23, 2013 9:59:13 PM UTC-7, Chris Angelico wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 24, 2013 at 3:39 PM, Milter Skyler <> wrote:
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> > I made an array to check if the random integer already exists and then I send it to the else statement at which point I want to decrease x by 1 so that it doesn't count as one of the loops. In other languages this works...
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> A Python 'for' loop doesn't behave like that; you can't just edit the
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> loop counter. But take a step back: what are you actually trying to
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> accomplish? As I see it, you're trying to pick ten unique random
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> values in the range 1-12 inclusive. Try this:
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> random.sample(range(1,13),10) # note that range() stops *before* its second arg
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> That'll give you a list of those integers, and it's a lot safer and
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> more reliable than the try-fail-retry method. Your loop can become:
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>     for decimal_value in random.sample(range(1,13),10):
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>             egg = 'A%d.png' % (decimal_value)
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>             egg = wait(egg)
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>             click(egg.getCenter().offset(random.randint(-10,10),
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> random.randint(-10,10)))
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> By the way, this line simply won't work:
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> x-1 = x
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> I think you mean:
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> x = x-1
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> But I strongly suggest you copy and paste directly rather than retype;
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> it's less error-prone.
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> Hope that helps!
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> ChrisA

Thanks! That worked perfect, I was trying to figure that out but instead I just went down the hard route I went down.



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