Python Standard Library Challenges

Python Standard Library Challenges


  Machine Learning in Python

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Dice Class

Create a Dice class with the following characteristics

  • When you roll the dice, you get a random number between 1 and 6

solution

from random import uniform

class Dice:
    
    def __init__ (self) :
        pass
    def roll (self) :
        return round(uniform (1,7))
d = Dice()
d.roll()

Loaded Dice Class

Create a Loaded Dice with the following characteristics

  • Dice should be initialized with the load number ( Meaning, if the dice is loaded to show the number 5 higher number of times than the rest, it should be set at the time of initializing ).
  • When you roll the dice, you get a random number between 1 and 6. However 50% of the time the dice should always return the loaded number.

solution

from random import uniform

class LoadedDice:
    
    def __init__ (self, load) :
        self.load = load

    def roll (self) :
        r = round(uniform(1,7))
        if round(uniform(0,2)) == 1 :
            return r
        else :
            return self.load
d = LoadedDice(3)
d.roll()

Prove that a dice is loaded

Test the Dice and LoadedDice and prove that statistically one class is unloaded and the other is loaded. Ideally, you should look at the histogram and verify that it is a normal distribution or not. However, for now just check that the mean of Dice is 3 or close to 3, while the mean of LoadedDice is not.

  • Take the output of each of the classes a large number( say 10,000 ) times
  • Calculate the mean of each of the samples.

solution

# holds the output of dice
d_list  = [] 

# holds the output of loaded dice
ld_list = []


d = Dice()
ld = LoadedDice(6)

for i in range(10000) :
    d_list.append(d.roll())
    ld_list.append(ld.roll())
from statistics import mean

print ( mean(d_list) )
print ( mean(ld_list) )

Calculate Factorial

Calculate Factorial of a number without using the built-in factorial function.

solution

number = int(input("enter number -"))
factorial = 1
if number < 0 :
    print ("enter a positive number")
elif number == 0 :
    print ( " factorial of 0 is 1")
else :
    # assuming it is a positive integer ( and not a float )
    for i in range(1, number + 1) :
        factorial = factorial * i
    print ( "Factorial of", number, " is", factorial)
Factorial of 30  is 265252859812191058636308480000000

Hangman game

Hangman is a word guessing game. The computer guesses a word (you can either use a list of words from a file or use a third party library like RandomWords) and asks you to guess the word one letter at a time. If you have guessed a correct letter, it shows you that you have guessed the letter correctly and positions the letter in the correct sequence in the word and shows it to you ( ofcourse keeping the remaining letters blank). As you get progressively closer to finding the correct letters in the word, the more easier it becomes. Of course the catch being that there are a limited number of tries. You can get more information on the wikipedia page.

solution

# Play the game continously until the user enters Ctrl + C

import sys
from random_word import RandomWords

rw = RandomWords()

print ("Hangman game :")
print ("Type 'exit' to quit the game")

def get_indices (list_word, letter ) :

    indices = []
    # iterate over the list
    for index, l in enumerate(list_word) :
        if letter == l :
            indices.append(index)
    
    print (indices)
    return indices

try :
    # Play the game continously until the user enters Ctrl + C
    while True :
        word  = rw.get_random_word(hasDictionaryDef = True, maxLength = 10)
        word  = list(word.upper())

        guessed_word = [" "] * len(word)

        print (word)

        # maximum of 20 tries
        for tries in range(20):
            
            if guessed_word == word :
                print ("Good job !! Lets move on to the next word")
                break
            # display the word with all blanks
            for index, val in enumerate(guessed_word) :
                if index == len(guessed_word) -1  :
                    if val == " " :
                        print ("_")
                    else :
                        print (val)
                else :
                    if val == " " :
                        print ("_",end=" ")
                    else :
                        print (val, end=" ")
            
            # ask the user to take a guess
            letter = input("\nTake a guess--> ").upper()
            if letter.upper() == "EXIT" :
                sys.exit(0)

            # if the letter the user entered is in the random word, remake the display_word to show it.
            if letter in word :
                indices = get_indices(word, letter)
                for index in indices :
                    guessed_word[index] = letter
        
        else :
            print ("You have exceeded 20 tries. Try another word")

# exit the game when the user presses Ctrl + c
except KeyboardInterrupt :
    sys.exit(0)
Hangman game :
Type 'exit' to quit the game
['T', 'R', 'E', 'P', 'I', 'D', 'A', 'N', 'C', 'Y']
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

Hangman game with words in file

Modify the Hangman game above to read the words from the file words.txt (location – ./data/words.txt).

solution

# Play the game continously until the user enters Ctrl + C

import sys
from random import uniform


# read the data from file
words = []
f = open("./data/words.txt","r")
for line in f :
    words.append(line)

print ("Hangman game :")
print ("Type 'exit' to quit the game")

def get_indices (list_word, letter ) :

    indices = []
    # iterate over the list
    for index, l in enumerate(list_word) :
        if letter == l :
            indices.append(index)
    
    return indices

try :
    # Play the game continously until the user enters Ctrl + C
    while True :

        word  = words[round(uniform(1,len(words)))]
        #strip the last letter ("\n")
        word  = word.rstrip()
        word  = list(word.upper())

        guessed_word = [" "] * len(word)

        print (word)

        # maximum of 20 tries
        for tries in range(20):
            
            if guessed_word == word :
                print ("Good job !! Lets move on to the next word")
                break
            # display the word with all blanks
            for index, val in enumerate(guessed_word) :
                if index == len(guessed_word) -1  :
                    if val == " " :
                        print ("_")
                    else :
                        print (val)
                else :
                    if val == " " :
                        print ("_",end=" ")
                    else :
                        print (val, end=" ")
            
            # ask the user to take a guess
            letter = input("\nTake a guess--> ").upper()
            if letter.upper() == "EXIT" :
                sys.exit(0)

            # if the letter the user entered is in the random word, remake the display_word to show it.
            if letter in word :
                indices = get_indices(word, letter)
                for index in indices :
                    guessed_word[index] = letter
        
        else :
            print ("You have exceeded 20 tries. Try another word")

# exit the game when the user presses Ctrl + c
except KeyboardInterrupt :
    sys.exit(0)
Hangman game :
Type 'exit' to quit the game
['T', 'R', 'E', 'P', 'I', 'D', 'A', 'N', 'C', 'Y']
_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

Calculate sin(x)

Python’s Math module has a built-in sin ( ) function. However, it can be calculated as follows. ( approximation)

Calculate sin (x) using the above formula until 20 terms.

solution

from math import factorial, pow, radians

degrees = radians(float(input("Enter degrees to calculate sin(x) - ")))

sign = "positive"
sin_x = 0
for i in range(1,20) :
    
    if i%2 == 0 :
        continue
    else :
        value =  pow(degrees, i) / factorial(i)
        if sign == "positive":
            sin_x = sin_x + value
            sign ="negative"
        else :
            sin_x = sin_x - value
            sign = "positive"
        print (value)
        
print(sin_x)
6.283185307179586
41.341702240399755
81.60524927607504
76.70585975306136
42.058693944897634
15.094642576822984
3.8199525848482803
0.7181223017785001
0.10422916220813978
0.012031585942120619
-0.001048182796038511
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