So, I finally got the correct version after checking a few Q&A posts, however, I don't understand the syntax for
board[guess_row][guess_col] = "X"
Because board is a list, right? Or is it just very straightforward in saying that replace whatever the input was with "X" instead of "O"? Which section covered this syntax as I would like to review this? Thanks
from random import randint board =  for x in range(0, 5): board.append(["O"] * 5) def print_board(board): for row in board: print " ".join(row) print_board(board) def random_row(board): return randint(0, len(board) - 1) def random_col(board): return randint(0, len(board) - 1) ship_row = random_row(board) ship_col = random_col(board) guess_row = int(raw_input("Guess Row:")) guess_col = int(raw_input("Guess Col:")) print ship_row print ship_col # Write your code below! if guess_row == ship_row and guess_col == ship_col: print "Congratulations! You sank my battleship!" else: print "You missed my battleship!" board[guess_row][guess_col] = "X" print board