[Tutor] Frustrated Beginner
Brian van den Broek
bvande at po-box.mcgill.ca
Thu Sep 29 00:55:55 CEST 2005
Rosalee Dubberly said unto the world upon 2005-09-28 15:41:
> I am trying to learn Python to use in my lesson plans. I am using
> Windows XP and the textbooks I am using are Beginning Python by WROX and
> Learning Pyhton by O'Reilly.
> I am definning a range of words 0 to 55, if the number is divisible by
> 3,7,11 with no remainder print eggs, else print spam. This works.
> def firstpart():
> for n in range(0, 55):
> if n % 3 == 0 or n % 7 == 0 or n % 11 == 0:
> print 'eggs,',
> print 'spam,',
> # Now I am trying to modify the function to replace eggs with toast and
> spam with jelly. I have spent days and nothing works. Can you send me in
> the right direction??
> Rosa Dubberly
> dubberlyr at msn.com
does this do the sort of thing you want?
>>> def conditional_print(test_data, first_msg, second_msg):
if test_data > 0:
>>> conditional_print(5, "Positive!", "Non-positive!")
>>> conditional_print(-4, "Positive!", "Non-positive!")
>>> conditional_print(5, "Spam!", "Ham!")
>>> conditional_print("all strings are ", "greater than 0.", "less
greater than 0.
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