# [Tutor] Guess my number? Guess what's wrong!

Tue Apr 20 00:01:32 CEST 2010

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On Sat, Apr 17, 2010 at 1:32 PM, Jim Byrnes <jf_byrnes at comcast.net> wrote:

> Matthew Carpenter-Arevalo wrote:
>
>> Hi Everyone,
>>
>> I'm a beginner python programmer, and I've been working on
>> the perennial 'guess my number' example.
>>
>> When I run this in my module, I get an infinite loop of 'higher' or
>> 'lower.'
>> Can anyone see where I'm going wrong herE?
>>
>> Thanks,
>>
>> MCA
>>
>>
>> # Guess my number
>>
>> # the computer picks a random number between 1 and 100
>> # the player tries to guess it and the computer lets
>> # the player know if the guess is too high, too low
>> # or right on the money
>>
>> print "\tWelcome to 'Guess my number'!"
>> print "\nI'm think of a number between 1 and 100."
>> print "Try to guess it in as few attempts as possible. \n"
>>
>> # set the initial values
>> # the number - represents the number the player has to guess
>> # raw_input = the player's first guess&  converts it into an integer.
>> # tries = # of guesses so far.
>>
>> import random
>>
>> the_number = random.randrange(100) + 1
>> guess = int(raw_input("Take a guess: "))
>> tries = 1
>>
>> # guessing loop
>> while (guess != the_number):
>>     if (guess>  the_number):
>>         print "lower..."
>>     else:
>>         print "Higher..."
>>
>> guess = int(raw_input("Take a guess: "))
>> tries += 1
>>
>
> Move the above two lines to align with "else" so they become part of the
> while loop.
>
>
>  print "You guessed it! The number was", the_number
>> print "and it only took you", tries, "tries!\n"
>>
>> raw_input("\n\nPress the enter key to exit.")
>>
>>  Regards,  Jim
>
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