Part of a Whole Maximum recursion error. Please Help


#1

Hi everyone, after looking at multiple posts I haven't been able to pass this task.
I don't know what's wrong with my code and keep getting the following error:

Oops, try again. get_class_average([alice]) resulted in an error: maximum recursion depth exceeded

Thanks for any help you can provide

lloyd = {
    "name": "Lloyd",
    "homework": [90.0, 97.0, 75.0, 92.0],
    "quizzes": [88.0, 40.0, 94.0],
    "tests": [75.0, 90.0]
}
alice = {
    "name": "Alice",
    "homework": [100.0, 92.0, 98.0, 100.0],
    "quizzes": [82.0, 83.0, 91.0],
    "tests": [89.0, 97.0]
}
tyler = {
    "name": "Tyler",
    "homework": [0.0, 87.0, 75.0, 22.0],
    "quizzes": [0.0, 75.0, 78.0],
    "tests": [100.0, 100.0]
}

# Add your function below!
def average (numbers):
    total = sum(numbers)
    total = float(total)
    total = float(total) / len(numbers)
    return total

def get_average(student):
    homework = average(student["homework"]) 
    quizzes = average(student["quizzes"])                    
    tests = average(student["tests"]) 
    total = homework * 0.1 + quizzes * 0.3 + tests * 0.6
    return total
def get_letter_grade(score):
        if score >= 90:
            return "A"
        elif score >= 80:
            return "B"
        elif score >= 70:
            return "C"
        elif score >= 60:
            return "D"
        else:
            return "F"
result = get_letter_grade(get_average(lloyd))

print result



students = [lloyd, alice, tyler]
results = []
def get_class_average(student):  
    for student in students:
        results.append(get_class_average(student))
    return average(results)

#2

This line should be inside the function so it starts as an empty list every time the function is run.

This is calling the function that is running (recursion).

results.append(get_average(student))

#3

def get_class_average(student): 
    results = []
    for student in students:
        results.append(get_class_average(student))
    return average(results)

I've edited it like this and it comes up with the error message:
'Oops, try again. get_class_average([alice]) resulted in an error: maximum recursion depth exceeded' again. I haven't changed anything else in the code.


#4

Change the above to,

results.append(get_average(student))

#5

Thank you for the help mtf that fixes the error I've been having


#6

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