[Tutor] 1 to 49 numbered grid

boB Stepp robertvstepp at gmail.com
Thu Dec 8 10:01:38 EST 2016

Apologies!  My ever friendly Gmail reset my font preferences along the way
and put me on a non-monospace font.  However, I hope the OP can determine
my intent below despite the misalignment of my big one.


On Thu, Dec 8, 2016 at 8:51 AM, boB Stepp <robertvstepp at gmail.com> wrote:
> Greetings!
> On Thu, Dec 8, 2016 at 4:00 AM, M Ali <MAli6 at dixonsaa.com> wrote:
>> I was wondering if you can help me, as I am struggling to create a
numbered grid in Python. I am trying to be able to create a snakes and
ladders game in Python and it must have a numbered grid and involve 2
players. I would appreciate it if you can help me or guide me to create
this game.
> There are plenty of people here ready and willing to help.  However,
> you will need to be much more specific on where you are stuck.
> Normally you should clearly state the problem you are trying to solve,
> show the code relevant to your problem that you have written (copy and
> paste), give any error tracebacks in full (copy and paste), state what
> you were trying to do and what you expected, etc.  It is also usually
> helpful to state what version of Python you are using and your
> operating system.  Be forewarned:  We will *not* do your homework for
> you.  You need to show effort and we will help you when you get stuck.
> As to what little you said, if you are printing your grid of numbers
> to a terminal window, perhaps using triple quotes might be helpful?
> Suppose you wanted a big number one:
> print("""
>    __
>  /    |
>       |
>       |
>       |
>       |
>  ___|___
> """)
> You could do things like set a variable equal to such a string.  For
> instance you can replace the print() with "one =" and put your
> triple-quoted string here.  You could do the same with variables two,
> three, ... , nine.  This might give you more flexibility down the
> line.  For instance you could have a dictionary of big numbers based
> on doing this that might correlate with your grid numbers.  As for
> your grid you could do similar things, break your grid boxes into
> repeating tiles and store these elements in a suitable variable to
> reuse as needed.  I am being very general here, but perhaps this can
> give you some ideas.
> HTH!
> --
> boB


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