[Tutor] ....and another thing!
Fri, 3 Aug 2001 11:40:01 -0400
On Fri, Aug 03, 2001 at 10:17:39AM -0700, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Why convert the integer to a string, then parse the string back to an
Also, as I look at
I see that randint can return a number that is equal to the lower or
upper bounds. You are using that number as the index in the next
| I will get the occasional:
| Traceback (most recent call last):
| File "reader.py", line 9, in ?
| IndexError: list index out of range
| >Exit code: 1
| should recalculate the number of items in the list with each iteration of the
| loop. Since there are 72 items in the list, and one item is removed from the
| list at the end of every iteration, it stands to reason that the list index
| should be accurately recalculated by len(). Where am I going wrong?
If 'l' is a list,
l[ len( l ) ]
will try to access the element just past the end of the list. For
your line above you want :
choose = random.randint( 0 , total_cards-1 )
and it will work. By lowering the lower bound I am allowing the first
card to be chosen as well.