# [Tutor] trouble with "if"

Wed May 23 18:46:32 CEST 2007

```Thanks Andre.  That solved most of the problems.  Now all the lists will run correctly, but when I input a radius, it says:can't multiply sequence by non-int of type 'float'When it displays that, it is talking about circumference=(radius*2*3.14).  I'm guessing it doesn't want me to multiply by pi.  PLEASE HELP!!!thanks in advance,Adam> Date: Wed, 23 May 2007 18:08:20 +0200> From: andreengels at gmail.com> To: adamurbas at hotmail.com> Subject: Re: [Tutor] trouble with "if"> CC: tutor at python.org> > The problem is with types. The outcome of raw_input is a string. But> if you give the line:> > if shape == 1:> > you are comparing it with a number. The text "1" is not equal to the> number 1, so this evaluates to False.> > Instead you should do:> > if shape == "1":> > To also be able to type 'circle' instead of '1', you can do:> > if shape == "1" or shape == "circle":> > or alternatively:> > if shape in ["1","circle"]:> > > > Andre Engels> > 2007/5/23, adam urbas <adamurbas at hotmail.com>:> >> > Hi all,> >> > I've been working with this new program that I wrote.  I started out with it> > on a Ti-83, which is much easier to program than python.  Now I'm trying to> > transfer the program to python but its proving to be quite difficult.  I'm> > not sure what the whole indentation thing is for.  And now I'm having> > trouble with the if statement things.> >> > #"Circle Data Calculation Program:"> > print "Welcome to the Circle Data Calcuation Program."> > print> >> >     #"Menu 1:"> > print "Pick a shape:"> > print "(NOTE: You must select the number of the shape and not the shape> > itself)"> > print "1 Circle"> > print "2 Square"> > print "3 Triangle"> >> >     #"User's Choice:"> > shape=raw_input("> ")> >> >         #"Select Given:"> > if shape == 1:> >         print "Choose the given value:"> >         print "1 radius"> >         print "2 diameter"> >         print "3 circumference"> >         print "4 area"> >> > #"User's Choice:"> > given=raw_input("> ")> >> > if given == 1:> >         radius=raw_input("Enter Radius:")> >         diameter=(radius*2)> >         circumference=(diameter*3.14)> >         area=(radius**2*3.14)> >         print "Diameter:", diameter> >         print "Circumference:", circumference> >         print "Area:", area> >> > if given == 2:> >         diameter=raw_input("Enter Diameter:")> >         radius=(diameter/2)> >         circumference=(diameter*3.14)> >         area=(radius**2*3.14)> >         print "Radius:", radius> >         print "Circumference:", circumference> >         print "Area:", area> >> > if given == 3:> >         circumference=raw_input("Enter Circumference:")> >         radius=(circumference/3.14/2)> >         diameter=(radius*2)> >         area=(radius**2*3.14)> >         print "Radius:", radius> >         print "Diameter:", diameter> >         print "Area:", area> >> > if given == 4:> >         area=raw_input("Enter Area:")> >         radius=(area/3.14)> >> > This is the whole program so far, because I haven't quite finished it yet.> > But I tried to get it to display another list of options after you select a> > shape but it just does this.> >> > Pick a shape:> > 1 Circle> > 2 Square> > 3 Triangle> > >1> > >1> > >>>> >> > I'm not sure why it does that but I do know that it is skipping the second> > list of options.> >> > Another of my problems is that I can't figure out how to get it to accept> > two different inputs for a selection.  Like I want it to accept both the> > number 1 and circle as circle then list the options for circle.  It won't> > even accept words.  I can only get it to accept numbers.  It's quite> > frustrating actually.> >> > Any advice would be greatly appreciated.> > Thanks in advance,> > Adam> >> >> >> >> >> > I tried to get it to display ano> >> > ________________________________> > Add some color. Personalize your inbox with your favorite colors. Try it!> > _______________________________________________> > Tutor maillist  -  Tutor at python.org> > http://mail.python.org/mailman/listinfo/tutor> >> >> > > -- > Andre Engels, andreengels at gmail.com> ICQ: 6260644  --  Skype: a_engels
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