[Tutor] fractions from Fractions
Steven D'Aprano
steve at pearwood.info
Mon Feb 5 04:57:10 EST 2018
Hi Rex,
My comments below.
On Sun, Feb 04, 2018 at 11:11:23PM -0500, Rex Florian via Tutor wrote:
> I have written a program to generate the array that describes the
> finite simple continued fraction from any fractional input. The input
> is any fraction, num/den, and the output is the array. The program
> works and I am happy with the work.
Have you tried it with a proper fraction, like 1/2 or 4/11? As continued
fractions, they ought to print out:
0 2 # 1/2 = 0 + 1/2
0 2 1 3 # 4/11 = 0 + 1/(2 + 1/(1 + 1/3))
but it doesn't.
> The problem is one of the PyCharm problems and when I use the check
> feature it tells me my answer is incorrect.
I'm afraid I have no idea what you are talking about. What are the
PyCharm problems, and what's "check feature"?
> I think I know the source
> of the trouble. The problem asks that my input format be "A single
> line with an fraction in the numerator/denominator format.
Is it possible that you are supposed to write a function?
def contfract(fraction):
# code as before
And then call it like this?
frac = input("Enter a fraction like num/den ")
contfract(frac)
--
Steve
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