#15 Im confused it gave me this message Oops, try again. the_flying_circus should not take any arguments


#1



https://www.codecademy.com/en/courses/python-beginner-BxUFN/4/1?curriculum_id=4f89dab3d78889000300

Oops, try again. the_flying_circus should not take any arguments.

it should work I think??? idk whats wrong


Replace this line with your code. 
# Make sure that the_flying_circus() returns True
def the_flying_circus(cowpoo):
    if cowpoo == cowpoo:    # Start coding here!
        return True # Don't forget to indent
        # the code inside this block!
    elif cowpoo != cowpoo:
        return True # Keep going here.
        # You'll want to add the else statement, too!
    else:
       return True


#2

+++ function talk

the FUNCTION talk

def myFunc( param1, param2):
    # Begin of =myFunc= FUNCTION-BODY
    # this =myFunc= function- has 2 PARAMETERS param1 and param2
    # param1 and param2 PARAMETERS are used 
    # as -local- VARIABLES throughout the =myFunc= FUNCTION-BODY
    print( param1 + " and " + param2 )
    #End of =myFunc= FUNCTION-BODY

If you want to call/execute the myFunc function
you will have to add a pair of parentheses to myFunc
like
myFunc()
As the myFunc function was defined
as having 2 parameters
you have to provide 2 arguments
in our case 2 string VALUES "Alena" and "Lauren"
like
myFunc("Alena","Lauren")

some quotes from the outer-world:

**argument is the value/variable/reference being passed in,
parameter is the receiving variable used within the function/block**

OR

**"parameters" are called "formal parameters",
while "arguments" are called "actual parameters".**

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
++++ function with 1 parameter using return-statement

def myFunction( param1 ):
    # //Begin of =myFunction= FUNCTION-BODY
    # //=myFunction= function has 1 PARAMETER param1
    # //this param1 PARAMETER is used as a -local- VARIABLE
    # //throughout the =myFunction= FUNCTION-BODY
    return param1;
    # //End of FUNCTION-BODY

You have defined a myFunction function
which takes 1 parameter param1
this param1 parameter is used
as a variable throughout the =myFunction= FUNCTION-BODY.

If you want to call/execute this myFunction function
and this myFunction function was defined
as having 1 parameter param1
you will have to provide 1 argument
in our case a "number VALUE" 4
myFunction( 4 )

some quotes from the outer-world:

**argument is the value/variable/reference being passed in,
parameter is the receiving variable used within the function/block**

OR

**"parameters" are called "formal parameters",
while "arguments" are called "actual parameters".**

============================================

As you are using the return-statement in your myFunction function
you will only get a return-value no-display.
You can however capture this return-value in a variable
and then use the print-method to do a display.

theResult = myFunction( 4 )
print theResult

OR directly

print myFunction( 4 )

#3

i'm sorry, but i'm still cannot understand what is wrong

def the_flying_circus(num):
if (int(num) < 10) and (int(num)>= 0) :
print 'The number is small';
return num
elif (int(num) >= 10) :
print "the number is medium";
return num
elif (int(num) >=100) and (int(num) <=1000):
print 'The number is quite bigger';
return num
elif (int(num) >1000):
print 'The number is so big';
return num
else:
print 'Input is negative'
print

print the_flying_circus ( 9)
print the_flying_circus (12)
print the_flying_circus (625)
print the_flying_circus (1999)
print the_flying_circus (-2)

this program can run, but the error message still "Oops, try again. the_flying_circus should not take any arguments."

can you explain what is wrong in my program?


#4

replace all the "print" words with "return"


#5

make it def the_flying_circus(): instead of def the_flying_circus(num):

the instructions dont want you to give it an argument


#6

This code work for me

def le_cirque_volant(cowpoo):
    if (cowpoo == cowpoo):
            return True
    elif (cowpoo != cowpoo):
            return False
    else:
        # Faire encore autre chose !
            return True