#Guess my number

#The computer picks a random number between 1 and 100
#the player tries to guess it an dhte computer lets
#the player know if the guess is too hight, too low
#or right on the money

import random

print "\tWelcome to 'Guess My Number'!"
print "\nI'm thinking 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 = 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

print "You guessed it! the number was", the_number
print "And it only took you", tries, "tries!\n"

#this is the end

#this is a copy of the script run on python
>>> #Guess my number
...
>>> #The computer picks a random number between 1 and 100
... #the player tries to guess it an dhte computer lets
... #the player know if the guess is too hight, too low
... #or right on the money
...
>>> import random
>>>
>>> print "\tWelcome to 'Guess My Number'!"
Welcome to 'Guess My Number'!
>>> print "\nI'm thinking of a number between 1 and 100."

I'm thinking of a number between 1 and 100.
>>> print "Try to guess it in as few attempts as possible. \n"
Try to guess it in as few attempts as possible.

>>>
>>> #set the initial values
...
>>> the_number = random.randrange(100) + 1
>>> guess = int(raw_input("Take a guess: "))
Take a guess: tries = 1
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
ValueError: invalid literal for int() with base 10: 'tries = 1'
>>>
>>> #guessing loop
...
>>> while (guess != the_number):
... if (guess > the_number)
File "<stdin>", line 2
if (guess > the_number)
^
SyntaxError: invalid syntax
>>> print "Lower..."
File "<stdin>", line 1
print "Lower..."
^
IndentationError: unexpected indent
>>> else:
File "<stdin>", line 1
else:
^
IndentationError: unexpected indent
>>> print "Higher..."
File "<stdin>", line 1
print "Higher..."
^
IndentationError: unexpected indent
>>>
>>> guess = int(raw_input("Take a guess: "))
Take a guess: tries += 1
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
ValueError: invalid literal for int() with base 10: 'tries += 1'
>>>
>>> print "You guessed it! the number was", the_number
You guessed it! the number was 18
>>> print "And it only took you", tries, "tries!\n"
And it only took you
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
NameError: name 'tries' is not defined

Running Ubuntu Gutsy gibbons, and emacs
I have checked the code carefully but can't get past the first traceback error.
Thanks for any help.

Use code tags, please.

And try declaring `tries` as an integer at the start of your application.

This is the code -
import random
print "\tWelcome to 'Guess my number'!:"
print "\nI'm thinking 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 = 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

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.")

Now the problem is how do you limit the amount of guesses.

Use code tags:
[code=python] #Code in here

[/code]
This will make your code readable for us forum members, which in turn helps us to solve your problem.

In order to limit the number of guesses, you should be using an `if guesses == allowed_guesses:` statement, or something similar.

I set the amount of tries to less than 3 ,however when I make more than 3 guesses it won't up the message. What did I do wrong?

``````# Guess My Number
# The computer picks a random number

import random
print "\tWelcome to 'Guess my number'!:"
print "\nI'm thinking 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 = 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: "))
if  tries > 3:
print "You have more than 3 attempts, game over."
tries += 1
else:
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.")``````

Editor's note:
Please use code tags with your code to preserve the indentations. Otherwise the code is very difficult to read and not too many folks will help.

[code=python]
your Python code here

[/code]

I set the amount of tries to less than 3 ,however when I make more than 3 guesses it won't up the message. What did I do wrong?

``````# Guess My Number
# The computer picks a random number

import random
print "\tWelcome to 'Guess my number'!:"
print "\nI'm thinking 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 = 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: "))
if  tries > 3:
print "You have more than 3 attempts, game over."
tries += 1
else:
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.")``````

I cannot read your code without code tags!

Change the loop to while True. Omit the first guess. Initialize tries to 0, and increment tries after guess. Modify your if/else to if/elif/else. The else is for a correct guess --> break. If the user made 3 guesses --> break.

``````import random
print "\tWelcome to 'Guess my number'!:"
print "\nI'm thinking of a number between 1 and 100."
print "Try to guess it in as few attempts as possible.\n"

the_number = random.randrange(1,101)

tries = 0

while True:
guess = int(raw_input("Take a guess: "))
tries += 1
if guess > the_number:
print "Lower..."
elif guess < the_number:
print "Higher..."
else:
print "You guessed it! The number was", the_number
print "And it only took you", tries, "tries!\n"
break
if  tries == 3:
print "You have made 3 attempts, game over."
break

raw_input ("\n\nPress the enter key to exit.")``````

Oops! Accidental duplicate post.

Thanks only had to make 1 correction.
If tries > 3:
Because
If tries = = 3: it would only allow up to 2 guesses.

Are you referring to the code I posted?. Variable tries is equal to 3 after 3 guesses. Are you going to allow 4 guesses?

Are you referring to the code I posted?. Variable tries is equal to 3 after 3 guesses. Are you going to allow 4 guesses?

Hi Solsteel, Yes i'm referring to the code you posted, because when I inserted the code - if tries == 3 it would only allow 2 guesses.
When I set it to tries > 3 then it would allow 3 guesses.
Are you getting a different result?

Think about it. tries starts out as 0. Make a guess. tries is incremented to 1.
guess - 2
guess - 3

That's 3 guesses! How could it only be 2? Remember, I omitted the guess outside of the loop in the code I posted. It must still be in the code you tested.

I found the mistake my tries was set to tries = 1 it should be tries = 0.
Thanks for all your help solsteel much appreciated.

You are very welcome!

Confirmed it works.

Now I have to figure how to modify the program when player picks a random number and the computer will have to guess my random number.

Here's a hint:

``guess = random.choice(possible_guesses)``

Update possible_guesses every time a guess is made, eliminating the numbers that are greater than or less than the last guess.

Is this the only way to solve this problem. Looking at the chapter i'm reading "Python Programming for the absolute Beginner" they don't even list that command. If it is I have to complain to the author on why he didn't even mention this command.

Here's the program for computer guessing my number unfortunately when I run the program
it's off by 1. For example I enter my number 24 computer guessed it correctly on the 3rd attempt.
Unfortunately it list "And it only took two tries".
I set tries=1.
If I set tries=0 it will always list it as "And it only took 1 tries".

import random
print "\t\t\tWelcome to \"Guess My Number\"!"
print "\nThink of a number between 1 and 100."
print "I will try to guess it in as few attempts as possible.\n"

number = input ("Enter the number: ")

#the computer guesses the number using the random function
guess = random.randrange (1,101)
tries = 1

#FIXME
while (guess != number):
if (guess > number):
print "You chose", guess, "the number is Lower ..."
guess = random.randint(1, guess-1)

else:
print "You chose", guess, "the number is Higher ..."
guess = random.randint(guess+1, 101)
tries += 1

print "You guessed it! The number was", number
print "And it only took you", tries, "tries!\n"
break
raw_input ("Press <ENTER> to exit.")

Resolved it had to change the location of tries=1

import random
print "\t\t\tWelcome to \"Guess My Number\"!"
print "\nThink of a number between 1 and 100."
print "I will try to guess it in as few attempts as possible.\n"

number = input ("Enter the number: ")

#the computer guesses the number using the random function
guess = random.randrange (1,501)
tries = 1

#FIXME
while (guess != number):
tries += 1
if (guess > number):
print "You chose", guess, "the number is Lower ..."
guess = random.randint(1, guess+1)

else:
print "You chose", guess, "the number is Higher ..."
guess = random.randint(guess-1, 501)

print "You guessed it! The number was", number
print "And it only took you", tries, "tries!\n"
break
raw_input ("Press <ENTER> to exit.")

Resolved it had to change the location of tries=1

``````import random
print "\t\t\tWelcome to \"Guess My Number\"!"
print "\nThink of a number between 1 and 100."
print "I will try to guess it in as few attempts as possible.\n"

number = input ("Enter the number: ")

#the computer guesses the number using the random function
guess = random.randrange (1,501)
tries = 1

#FIXME
while (guess != number):
tries += 1
if (guess > number):
print "You chose", guess, "the number is Lower ..."
guess = random.randint(1, guess+1)

else:
print "You chose", guess, "the number is Higher ..."
guess = random.randint(guess-1, 501)

print "You guessed it! The number was", number
print "And it only took you", tries, "tries!\n"
break
raw_input ("Press <ENTER> to exit.")
``````

Testing with code tags

``````import random
print "\t\t\tWelcome to \"Guess My Number\"!"
print "\nThink of a number between 1 and 500."
print "I will try to guess it in as few attempts as possible.\n"

number = input ("Enter the number: ")

#the computer guesses the number using the random function
guess = random.randrange (1,501)
tries = 1

#FIXME
while True:
guess != number
tries += 1
if (guess > number):
print "You chose", guess, "the number is Lower ..."
guess = random.randint(1, guess+1)

else:
print "You chose", guess, "the number is Higher ..."
guess = random.randint(guess-1, 501)

print "You guessed it! The number was", number
print "And it only took you", tries, "tries!\n"
break
raw_input ("\n\nPress the enter key to exit.")

if tries == 20:
print "You have more than 20 guesses, game over."
break
raw_input ("\n\nPress the enter key to exit.")``````

I'm using the code you guys are using, but I keep on getting a syntax error. The phython shell appears, highlighting the speech mark after Guess My Number:!