[Tutor] Indexing in a series for a newbie
ajikoe at gmail.com
Thu Jan 19 16:44:13 CET 2006
Why don't use randint so you can record the index and the value
WORDS = ("python", "program", "code", "xylophone")
Indword = random.randint(0,len(WORDS)-1)
word = WORDS[Indword]
On 1/19/06, Jon Moore <jonathan.r.moore at gmail.com> wrote:
> I need some help for a program I am writing as a newbie to Python.
> I have created a series:
> WORDS = ("python", "program", "code", "xylophone")
> and then assigned one of them randomly to the variable 'word':
> word = random.choice(WORDS)
> I know that if I do:
> print word
> The randomly chosen word will be displayed. I also know that if I type:
> print WORDS[x]
> I will get the corresponding word back. But how do I find 'programaticaly'
> the index number for the string that random.choice has chosen?
> The reason I ask is that I an writing a simple word jumble game and need
> to link the randomly chosen word to a hint should the user need one.
> Best Regards
> Jon Moore
> Tutor maillist - Tutor at python.org
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