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Hangman Game
#!/usr/bin/env python
# PRACTICE PYTHON script
# Part 1. Pick Word
# Part 2. User guesses letters until they get it right
# Part 3. Limit incorrect guesses and allow repeated games
# http://www.practicepython.org/exercise/2016/09/24/30-pick-word.html
import random
SOWPODS_FILE = "sowpods.txt"
def random_word(filename=SOWPODS_FILE):
"""Returns a random word from a local
copy of the SOWPODS dictionary downloaded
from here:
http://norvig.com/ngrams/sowpods.txt"""
f = open(filename, 'r')
lines = f.readlines()
f.close()
return random.choice(lines).strip()
print "\n --------- Hangman Game ---------"
while True:
word = random_word().lower()
print "\nUncover the mystery word by guessing"
print "the letters it contains."
found_letters = []
incorrect_guesses = []
correct_count = 0
while correct_count < len(word) and len(incorrect_guesses) < 6:
print ''.join([a + ' ' if a in found_letters else '_ ' for a in word])
if incorrect_guesses:
print "Incorrect guesses:", ", ".join(incorrect_guesses)
print("{} guesses left".format(6 - len(incorrect_guesses)))
print "Guess a new letter:"
while True:
c = raw_input(">").lower()
if len(c) != 1:
print "Enter one letter at a time"
continue
if c.isalpha():
if c in incorrect_guesses or c in found_letters:
print "You already tried that."
else:
break
else:
print "Must be between a-z."
if c in word:
found_letters.append(c)
correct_count += word.count(c)
else:
incorrect_guesses.append(c)
if correct_count == len(word):
print word.upper()
print "Correct. Well done!"
else:
print "Hangman! You failed to guess the word."
print "The word is " + word
print "Play again?"
c = raw_input("(y/n) >")
if c.lower().strip() != 'y':
break
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