# [Tutor] Why doesn't it choose a new number each time?

Alan Gauld alan.gauld at btinternet.com
Wed Feb 14 01:07:06 CET 2007

```"Nathan Pinno" <falcon3166 at hotmail.com> wrote

> I wrote a rock, paper, scissors game and every time you play
> without exiting, it chooses the same number. How can I fix this
> problem? The relative code is below:

I can't see anything obvious, can you be more specific. Which
number does it always choose(I assume you mean the choice()
call?) or does it choose a different number to stick on each time?
And have you tried putting a debug print statement after the call
to choice, just to see what you get out?

Just some thoughts,

Alan G.

[code]
# -*- coding: cp1252 -*-from random import *
print "Welcome to Rock, Paper, or Scissors!"print "by Nathan
Pinno"print "© 2007. All rights reserved."printwhile 1:    answer =
int(raw_input("Would you like to play a game? 1 for yes and 2 for no.
"))    if answer == 1:        compchoice = choice(range(3))
humanchoice = int(raw_input("Enter 1 for rock, 2 for paper, and 3 for
scissors. "))        if compchoice == 1:            print "AI chose
rock."            if humanchoice == 1:                print "You chose
rock. Tie game."            elif humanchoice == 2:
print "You chose paper. You win!"            elif humanchoice == 3:
print "You chose scissors. You lost!"            else:
print "That's not an option. Choose again."        elif compchoice ==
2:            print "AI chose paper."            if humanchoice == 1:
print "You chose rock. You lost!"            elif humanchoice == 2:
print "You chose paper. Tie game."            elif humanchoice == 3:
print "You chose scissors. You win!"            else:
print "That's not an option. Choose again."        else:
print "AI chose scissors."            if humanchoice == 1:
print "You chose rock. You win!"            elif humanchoice == 2:
print "You chose paper. You lost!"            elif humanchoice == 3:
print "You chose scissors. Tie game."            else:
print "That's not an option. Choose again."    elif answer == 2:
break    else:        print "That's not an option."print
"Goodbye."[/code]

Thanks,
Nathan Pinno

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