geostocker geostocker - 1 month ago 3
Python Question

(Basic?) File compiles fine, doesn't execute as intended

I'm running this on cygwin using atom as my editor. Python3.


Basic Python question that really baffles me. I've looked around on SO and found a lot of questions regarding similiar issues, but can't find one that covers the issue I'm facing.

Before I go into details; this is an assignment that I'm working on so if you don't want to spill "all the beans", then just give me some sort of guidance.

I've been tasked with splitting a chat-bot into two files, one that handles the main() function and one that handles all the possible functions that the input-choices from main() uses.

For some reason both files compile fine, but when I call

(either by >python // // // // or by > ./

I get no prompt at all. Neither do I get a prompt while trying the same with

Both files are in the same directory.

This is main():

#!/usr/bin/env python3
import marvin

def main():
This is the main method, I call it main by convention.
Its an eternal loop, until q is pressed.
It should check the choice done by the user and call a appropriate

while True:
choice = input("--> ")

if choice == "q":
print("Bye, bye - and welcome back anytime!")

elif choice == "1":

elif choice == "2":

elif choice == "3":

elif choice == "4":

elif choice == "5":

elif choice == "6":

elif choice == "7":

elif choice == "8":

elif choice == "9":

elif choice == "10":

elif choice == "11":

elif choice == "12":

print("That is not a valid choice. You can only choose from the menu.")

input("\nPress enter to continue...")

if __name__ == "__main__":

As you can see I do import marvin after the environment-variables have been loaded.
There are no indentation errors or anything else when compiling either files (as mentioned above).

Disclaimer: I don't think you need to read marvin, tbh...

And this is

#!/usr/bin/env python3
from random import randint
import math

def meImage():
Store my ascii image in a separat variabel as a raw string
return r"""
_/ \_
/ | | \
/ |__ __| \
|__/((o| |o))\__|
| | | |
|\ |_| /|
| \ / |
\| / ___ \ |/
\ | / _ \ | /
/ \

def menu():
Display the menu with the options that Marvin can do.
print(chr(27) + "[2J" + chr(27) + "[;H")
print("Welcome.\nMy name is Ragnar.\nWhat can I do for you?\n")
print("1) Present yourself to Ragnar.")
print("2) Have Ragnar calculate your minimum age (in seconds).")
print("3) Have Ragnar calculate weight on the moon.")
print("4) Try Ragnar's abilities by having him calculate minutes to hour(s).")
print("5) Have Ragnar calculate Fahrenheit from Celcius.")
print("6) See if Ragnar can multiply a word of your liking by a factor of your choice.")
print("7) Have Ragnar print 10 numbers within a range of your choice.")
print("8) Keep entering numbers and have Ragnar print their sum and average.")
print("9) Let Ragnar calculate your grade by entering your score!.")
print("10) Let Ragnar calculate the area of a circle with the radius of your choice.")
print("11) Let Ragnar calculate the hypotenuse of a triangle with the sides of your choice.")
print("12) Have Ragnar compare a given number to your previous number.")
print("q) Quit.")

def myNameIs():
Read the users name and say hello to Marvin.
name = input("What is your name? ")
print("\nMarvin says:\n")
print("Hello %s - your awesomeness!" % name)
print("What can I do you for?!")

def yearsToSec():
Calculate your age (years) to seconds

years = input("How many years are you?\n")
seconds = int(years) * (365 * 24 * 60 * 60)
print(str(years) + " would give you " + str(seconds) + " seconds.")

def weightOnMoon():
Calculate your weight on the moon

weight = input("What is your weight (in kiloes)?\n")
moonGrav = float(weight) * .2
print(str(weight) + " kiloes would weigh be the same as " + str(moonGrav) + " kiloes on the moon.")

def minsToHours():
Calculate hours from minutes

minutes = input("How many minutes would you want to converted to hour(s)?\n")
hours = float(format(float(minutes) / 60, '.2f'))
print(str(minutes) + " hours is " + str(hours) + " hours")

def celToFahr():
Calculate celcius to Fahrenheit

cel = input("Please insert Celcius to be calculated to Fahrenheit.\n")
fah = float(format(float(cel) * 1.8 + 32, '.2f'))
print(str(cel) + " is " + str(fah) + " in Fahrenheit units.")

def multiplyWord():
Multiply word n-times

word = input("Please enter the word.\n")
factor = input("And please give me the product to multiply it by!")
word *= int(factor)
print("The word is:\n" + str(word))

def randNumber():
Adds 10 random numbers (depending on user range)
to a string.

rangeMin = input("What is the lower number in your range?\n")
rangeMax = input("What is the higher number in your range?\n")
sequence = ""
for num in range(0, 10):
sequence += str(randint(int(rangeMin), int(rangeMax))) + ", "
num = num
print("The random sequence is:\n" + sequence[:-2])

def sumAndAverage():
Adds numbers to the sum and calculate the average value of the input(s)

summa = 0
count = 0
temp = input("Please enter a number to be added to the sum. \nEnter 'q' if you wish to finish!\n")
while True:
if temp == "q":
print("The sum of your numbers are: " + str(summa) + "\nAnd the average is: " + str(summa/count))
summa += int(temp)
count += 1
temp = input("Please enter a number to be added to the sum. \nEnter 'q' if you wish to finish!\n")
except ValueError:
print("That's not an int! \nPlease try again!")

def gradeFromPoints():
Shows the user's grade based on his / her points

points = input("How many points did you score?\n")
if(float(points) >= 1 and float(points) <= 100):
points = float(points) / 100

if float(points) >= 0.9:
print("You got an A!")

elif float(points) >= 0.8 and float(points) < 0.9:
print("You got a B!")

elif float(points) >= 0.7 and float(points) < 0.8:
print("You got a C!")

elif float(points) >= 0.6 and float(points) < 0.7:
print("You got a D!")

print("You failed the class")

def areaFromRadius():
Calculates a circles area based on it's radius

radius = input("What is the circle's radius?\n")
area = (float(radius) * float(radius)) * 3.1416
print("The area of the circle is: " + str(format(area, '.2f')))
print("This was calculated with this formula: (radius^2) * 3.1416")

def calcHypotenuse():
Calculates a triangle's hypotenuse based on it's sides
side1 = input("How long is the first side?\n")
side2 = input("How long is the second side?\n")
hypotenuse = math.sqrt((float(side1) * float(side1)) + (float(side2) * float(side2)))
print("The hypotenuse is: " + str(hypotenuse))

def compareNumbers(a, b):
Compares two numbers
if (a > b):
print("Your previous number was larger!")
return a
elif (a < b):
print("Your new number was larger!")
return b
print("They were equal!")
return a

def validateInt(a):
Validates that an input is an integer
if a == 'q':
return a
flag = False
while (flag == False):
a = int(a)
flag = True
except ValueError:
print("That's not an int! \nPlease try again!")
a = input("Try again!\n")
return a

def checkNumber(prev="first"):
Checks the number

if prev == "first":
prev = validateInt(input("Please input a number. Press 'q' if you wish to end\n"))
new = validateInt(input("Please input a number. Press 'q' if you wish to end\n"))
if new == 'q' or prev == 'q':
print("You have exited the loop\n")
compareNumbers(int(prev), int(new))
new = validateInt(input("Please input a number. Press 'q' if you wish to end\n"))
if new == 'q':
print("You have exited the loop!\n")
compareNumbers(int(prev), int(new))

FULL DISCLAIMER: I'm sure there are bunches of improvments I can do,
but I'm only interested in understanding why the files won't execute
even though they compile fine...

Val Val
if __name__ == "__main__":

should not be indented.

In your current code, the main() method is run in the else block, but you never get there because the program won't start because you just define the main() method but never execute it.

Unindent it and it will be executed as it won't be in a function definition anymore.