# [Tutor] isbetween function chapter 5 How to Think Like

Eri Mendz jerimed at myrealbox.com
Tue Oct 19 20:17:49 CEST 2004

```Thank you guys for all the replies. Will post back after i play around

Dick Moores wrote:

> Try changing isbetween to
>
> def isbetween(x,y,z):
>   test1(x,y,z)
>   test2(x,y,z)
>   test3(x,y,z)
>
> Dick Moores
>
> Eri Mendz wrote at 05:45 10/19/2004:
>
>> Hello all,
>>
>> I'm a newbie trying to learn Python at my own pace. I work in sales
>> NOT programming so please excuse me of obvious things i may overlook
>> in the course of my self-teaching.
>>
>> Here is the code i made trying to solve the exercise mentioned in the
>> subject of my email. I made it like so as i think pure if-elif-else
>> statement is unwieldy. Of course its just me and pros here got
>> something to correct my statement:
>>
>> #!/usr/bin/env python
>> # filename: isbetween.py
>> # description: make function with 3 parameters & determine the median
>> # Author: Eri Mendz
>> # Tue Oct 19 15:07:22 AST 2004
>> # CYGWIN_NT-5.0
>>
>> def test1(x,y,z):
>>   if x > y and x > z:       # x is highest
>>     if y > z:               # z-y-x
>>       print y, "is between", z, "and", x
>>     else:                   # y-z-x
>>       print z, "is between", y, "and", x
>>
>> def test2(x,y,z):
>>   if y > x and y > z:       # y is highest
>>     if x > z:               # z-x-y
>>       print x, "is between", z, "and", y
>>     else:
>>       print z, "is between", x, "and", y
>>
>> def test3(x,y,z):
>>   if z > x and z > y:       # z is highest
>>     if x > y:               # y-x-z
>>       print x, "is between", y, "and", z
>>     else:
>>       print y, "is between", x, "and", z
>>
>> def isbetween(x,y,z):
>>   test1()
>>   test2()
>>   test3()
>>
>> # test isbetween()
>> isbetween(23,10,56)
>>
>> I get:
>> TypeError: test1() takes exactly 3 arguments (0 given)
>>
>> Dumb me i didnt supplied arguments as required. But do i really have
>> to do that? I like the 3 functions to act as dummy functions (sort
>> of) and let the real work happen inside isbetween(). Kindly enlighten
>> me how to do it right.
>>
>> --
>> Regards,
>> erimendz ** use firefox/thunderbird **
>>
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