# 17/19 "outside loop" problem!

#1

Hey, my code isn't working. The error message is "Oops, try again. Your code looks a bit off. Check the Hint if you need help! Your code threw the following error: 'break' outside loop (python, line 36)" Moreover, there was a "this is all part of your for loop, indent four spaces" thing which I forgot until this exercise, and somehow I got through the exercises before this one without that as a problem. Is that part important?

I expected the "break" thing to work like it ought to

``````from random import randint

board = []

for x in range(5):
board.append(["O"] * 5)

def print_board(board):
for row in board:
print " ".join(row)

print "Let's play Battleship!"
print_board(board)

def random_row(board):
return randint(0, len(board) - 1)

def random_col(board):
return randint(0, len(board[0]) - 1)

ship_row = random_row(board)
ship_col = random_col(board)
print ship_row
print ship_col

# Everything from here on should go in your for loop!
# Be sure to indent four spaces!

for turn in range(4):
turn = turn + 1
guess_row = int(raw_input("Guess Row:"))
guess_col = int(raw_input("Guess Col:"))

if guess_row == ship_row and guess_col == ship_col:
print "Congratulations! You sunk my battleship!"
break
else:
if (guess_row < 0 or guess_row > 4) or (guess_col < 0 or guess_col > 4):
print "Oops, that's not even in the ocean."
elif(board[guess_row][guess_col] == "X"):
print "You guessed that one already."
else:
print "You missed my battleship!"
board[guess_row][guess_col] = "X"
if turn == 3:
print "Game Over"
print_board(board)

for turn in range(4):
print "Turn", turn + 1``````

Could anyone please tell me what's wrong with my code here? Thanks so much!

#2

I think the issue may lie with your indentation. break should be within the if, and if should be within the for loop.

for turn in range(3):
guess_row = int(raw_input("Guess Row:"))
guess_col = int(raw_input("Guess Col:"))
print_board(board)

``````if guess_row == ship_row and guess_col == ship_col:
print "Congratulations! You sunk my battleship!"
break``````

#3

I managed to make it work, but thanks for the advice! Besides, I still don't really know how I made it work

#4

The only problem is your indentation. Your code should let players guess 4 times which means everything under turn+=1 should be inside the for loop. Here's how i would do it:

#5

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