For this week in GIS 5103 Programming, I created a scrip that runs a dice rolling game based on the players’ name length, then it creates a list with 20 random numbers in it. It also has a conditional statement with a nested while loop that removes all instances of an “unlucky” number (I selected 6) from the list. Below I explain one of the steps in my script-writing process.
Removing numbers from my list.
1. To remove a number from a list, the command is: number.remove(specify the number)
2. For my script, I created a “list” so my remove command looked like: list.remove(specify the number)
3. I previously defined my “unlucky” number as the variable “k”, so I wanted “k” removed from the list: list.remove(k).
4. However, the command “remove” only removes the first occurrence. Therefore, I had to define a loop
5. To define the loop, I used:
q = 1
while q <=20
Notes on my progress:
1. I had numerous issues with this script: I created several infinite loops (Remember to use “break” or define that loop with the “sentry” on top)
2. My script disappeared from my S-drive for unknown reasons: I saved my script on my home desktop and could open it using Notepad. This must become first nature for me
3. There are many ways to write a script; I have a lot to learn