[Tutor] Random order program
cwitts at compuscan.co.za
Mon Nov 28 09:57:28 CET 2011
On 2011/11/28 12:17 AM, myles broomes wrote:
> I requested help for this code earlier and I thought it had been corrected but apparently, there is still a problem with it...
> #random word order program
> #the user gives the program a list of words
> #the program then returns them in a random order
> import random
> #explain the purpose of the program to the user
> print("At the prompt, type in a list of words and they will be returned in a random order.")
> #get the users input for the list of words, one by one
> first_word = input("Please enter your first word: ")
> second_word = input("Please enter your second word: ")
> third_word = input("Please enter your third word: ")
> fourth_word = input("Please enter your fourth word: ")
> fifth_word = input("Please enter your fifth word: ")
> #create a tuple containing the users words of the words
> word_list = (first_word,second_word,third_word,fourth_word,fifth_word)
> #create an empty list that the words will go into to be returned in a random order
> random_word_list = 
> print("Now your list will be displayed in a random order.")
> #random order list
> while len(random_word_list) != len(word_list):
> word = random.choice(word_list)
> if word not in random_word_list:
> random_word_list += word
> #display the random word list
> input("Press enter to exit...")
> And once again, the following is displayed....
> At the prompt, type in a list of words and they will be returned in a random order.
> Please enter your first word: one
> Please enter your second word: two
> Please enter your third word: three
> Please enter your fourth word: four
> Please enter your fifth word: five
> Now your list will be displayed in a random order.
> Then the program just stops for some reason. Again, any help is much appreciated.
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Is there anything wrong with just doing the following ?
from random import shuffle
# just type words with space separating the items
# ie. one two three four five
words = input('Please enter a list of words: ')
word_list = words.split()
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