Hi all,

I am new to programming, and i'm working from a booik which has set me a challenge with a random jumble word program to pair the jumble word with a hint. I have been going round in circles trying to work it out, please help point me in the right direction.

Here is my code:

``````import random

name = ("stephen","bob", "robert","bill")
word = random.choice(name)
correct = word
jumble = ""

while word:
position = random.randrange(len(word))
jumble += word[position]
word = word[:position] + word[(position +1):]

print("\nThe jumble word is: ",jumble)
guess = input("\nTake a guess: ")

while guess != correct and guess !="":
guess = input("\nTake another guess: ")

if guess == correct:
print("\nWell done you have guessed correctly.")
print("\nGoodbye.")

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

Apparently it comes from tutors at python.org 7 years ago. Read this mail.

Thanks very much i will take a look. The book i'm working from Python programming for the absolute beginner by Micheal Dawson

You could do something like this ...

``````import random

name = ("stephen", "bob", "robert", "bill")
word = random.choice(name)
correct = word
jumble = ""

while word:
position = random.randrange(len(word))
jumble += word[position]
word = word[:position] + word[(position +1):]

print("\nThe jumble word is: ",jumble)
guess = input("\nTake a guess: ")

count = 0
while guess != correct and guess !="":
count += 1
if count == 1:
print("\nThe first letter of the correct word is {}".format(correct[0]))
elif count == 2:
print("\nThe second letter of the correct word is {}".format(correct[1]))
guess = input("\nTake another guess: ")

if guess == correct:
print("\nWell done you have guessed correctly.")
print("\nGoodbye.")

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

Thanks very much vegaseat, i like the way this one adds the extra letter as a hint after each attempt.I have not come across the curly brackets yet on this line of code

``````print("\nThe first letter of the correct word is {}".format(correct[0]))
``````

.I have not come across the curly brackets yet on this line of code

New string formatting came out in Python 2.6
Gribouillis has much about it here
A quick look at at old and new.

``````>>> old = 'My name is %s' % 'foshan'
>>> old
'My name is foshan'
>>>
>>> new = 'My name is {}'.format('foshan')
>>> new
'My name is foshan'
``````

I think Python doc is usaually is ok,but with new string formatting not so good.
Here a coulpe of good link.
http://ebeab.com/2012/10/10/python-string-format/
http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~nschneid/pythonathan/py-format-string-ref.pdf

Thanks snippsat

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