IncognitoBatman - 7 months ago 53

Python Question

I have this random number generator to record the positive, negative and zeroes recorded by the random generator. But, when I test it the negative numbers aren't recorded and are instead recorded in the positive counter. I don't see whats wrong with my code, any assistance?

`from random import randint`

posi_counter = 0

nega_counter = 0

zero_counter = 0

avg_counter = 0

# Inputs

num_gen = int(input("How many numbers to be generated? "))

if num_gen > 0:

max_gen = int(input("Enter maximum number to be generated (>0): "))

min_gen = max_gen * -1

print("For {} numbers in the range, {} to {}:".format(

num_gen, min_gen, max_gen))

avg = 0

# Outputs

for x in range(num_gen):

print(randint(min_gen, max_gen))

avg_counter += 1

avg = avg + x

if x > 0:

posi_counter += 1

elif x < 0:

nega_counter += 1

elif x == 0:

zero_counter += 1

average_total = avg / avg_counter

print("{} positive numbers".format(posi_counter))

print("{} zero numbers".format(zero_counter))

print("{} negative numbers".format(nega_counter))

print("{:.1f} average value".format(average_total))

Answer

`x`

comes from `range(num_gen)`

, so it is always `>= 0`

, do something like this instead:

```
for _ in range(num_gen):
x = randint(min_gen, max_gen)
print(x)
```

Source (Stackoverflow)