So I recently enrolled for a course from Coursera.org on Introduction to Interactive Python, After I received a certificate on Introduction to Python programming instructed by Prof. Charles Severance. https://www.coursera.org/course/pythonlearn
My first mini-project is a simple Rock-paper-scissors-lizard-Spock game.
# Mini-project #1 - "Rock-paper-scissors-lizard-Spock game" # Created by Mpho "!nerd" Mphego - Marion Island SANSA Engineer 2014-2015 # # 'Introduction to Interactive Programming in Python' Course # RICE University - https://class.coursera.org/interactivepython-005 # by Joe Warren, John Greiner, Stephen Wong, Scott Rixner # # Rock-paper-scissors is a surprisingly popular game that many people play seriously # Rock-paper-scissors-lizard-Spock (RPSLS) is a variant of Rock-paper-scissors that allows - # five choices. Each choice wins against two other choices, loses against two other choices - # and ties against itself. Much of RPSLS's popularity is that it has been featured in 3 episodes - # of the TV series "The Big Bang Theory". # The Wikipedia entry for RPSLS gives the complete description of the details of the game. # http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rock-paper-scissors-lizard-Spock # http://www.codeskulptor.org/#user38_e9yDvuII0ZGsvuc.py #!/bin/python2 import random #import math # Function converting string to number def name_to_number(name): if name == "rock": name = 0 elif name == "Spock": name = 1 elif name == "paper": name = 2 elif name == "lizard": name = 3 # elif name == "scissors": # name = 4 else: name = 4 #print "Error" return name # Function converting number to string def number_to_name(number): if number == 0: number = "rock" elif number == 1: number = "Spock" elif number == 2: number = "paper" elif number == 3: number = "lizard" # elif number == 4: # number = "scissors" else: number = "scissors" # print "Error" return number # function to determine the winner def rpsls(player_choice): nothing = None print "\n" # print out the message for the player's choice print "Player chooses", player_choice # convert the player's choice to player_number using the function name_to_number() player_number = name_to_number(player_choice) #print player_number #Debugging # compute random guess for comp_number using random.randrange() comp_number = random.randrange(0, 5) #print comp_number #Debugging # convert comp_number to comp_choice using the function number_to_name() comp_choice = number_to_name(comp_number) #print comp_choice #Debugging # print out the message for computer's choice print "Computer chooses", comp_choice # compute difference of comp_number and player_number modulo five difference = ( comp_number - player_number) % 5 #print difference, comp_number, player_number #Debugging # use if/elif/else to determine winner, print winner message if ( difference == 1 or difference == 2 ): print "Computer Wins!" elif ( difference == 3 or difference == 4 ): print "Player Wins!" else : print "Computer and Player Ties" return nothing # Play five games with random guesses from computer. rpsls("rock") rpsls("Spock") rpsls("paper") rpsls("lizard") rpsls("scissors")