Python 3: Function Argument (The Nile Project)

Hi Codecademy team,

I just finished The Nile Project in Python 3: Function Arguments module.

There is a bug that I encountered and I am not sure what’s wrong here. I have also watched the Project Walkthrough video and everything seems to be exactly the same.
Below is my Python Code:

from nile import get_distance, format_price, SHIPPING_PRICES
from test import test_function

# Define calculate_shipping_cost() here:
def calculate_shipping_cost(from_coords, to_coords, shipping_type = 'Overnight'):
  # from_lat, from_long = from_coords
  # to_lat, to_long = to_coords
  distance = get_distance(*from_coords, *to_coords)
  shipping_rate = SHIPPING_PRICES[shipping_type]
  price = shipping_rate * distance
  return format_price(price)

# Test the function by calling 

# Define calculate_driver_cost() here
def calculate_driver_cost(distance, *drivers):
  cheapest_driver = None
  cheapest_driver_price = None 

  for driver in drivers:
    driver_time = driver.speed * distance
    price_for_driver = driver.salary * driver_time
    if cheapest_driver is None:
      cheapest_driver = driver
      cheapest_driver_price = price_for_driver
    elif price_for_driver < cheapest_driver_price:
      cheapest_driver = driver
      cheapest_driver_price = price_for_driver
  return cheapest_driver, cheapest_driver_price
# Test the function by calling

# Define calculate_money_made() here
def calculate_money_made(**trips):
  total_money_made = 0

  for trip_id, trip in trips.items():
    trip_revenue = trip.cost - trip.driver.cost
    total_money_made += trip_revenue
  return total_money_made

# Test the function by calling 

When I run this code, it gives me the result below:

OK! calculate_shipping_cost() passes tests
calculate_driver_cost() did not return driver
OK! calculate_money_made() passes tests

As you have noticed, there is something off with the calculate_driver_cost() function and I can’t figure out the source.
I would very appreciate any feedback that I can get.

Below is the code from the file (originated from Codecademy):

def test_function(fn):
  if fn.__name__ == "calculate_shipping_cost":
  if fn.__name__ == "calculate_driver_cost":
  if fn.__name__ == "calculate_money_made":

def test_shipping(f):
    costs = f((0, 0), (1, 1))
  except TypeError:
    print("calculate_shipping_cost() did not provide default argument for shipping_type")
  if not type(costs) is str:
    print("calculate_shipping_cost() did not format the result in a string")
  if costs != "$1.04":
    print("calculate_shipping_cost((0, 0), (1, 1)) returned {}. Expected result is {}".format(costs, "$1.04"))
  print("OK! calculate_shipping_cost() passes tests")

class Driver:
  def __init__(self, speed, salary):
    self.speed = speed
    self.salary = salary

  def __repr__(self):
    return "Nile Driver speed {} salary {}".format(self.speed, self.salary)

driver1 = Driver(2, 10)

driver2 = Driver(7, 20)

def test_driver(f):
    price, driver = f(80, driver1, driver2)
  except TypeError:
    print("calculate_driver_cost() doesn't expect multiple driver arguments")
  if type(driver) is not Driver:
    print("calculate_driver_cost() did not return driver")
  if price != 1600:
    print("calculate_driver_cost() did not provide correct final price (expected {}, received {})".format(price,1600))
  if driver is not driver1:
    print("calculate_driver_cost() did not provide least expensive driver")
  print("OK! calculate_driver_cost() passes tests")

class Trip:
  def __init__(self, cost, driver, driver_cost):
    self.cost = cost
    driver.cost = driver_cost
    self.driver = driver

trip1 = Trip(200, driver1, 15)
trip2 = Trip(300, driver2, 40)

def test_money(f):
    money = f(UEXODI=trip1, DEFZXIE=trip2)
  except TypeError:
    print("calculate_money_made() doesn't expect multiple trip keyword arguments")
  if type(money) not in (int, float):
    print("calculate_driver_cost() did not return a number")
  if money != 445:
    print("calculate_driver_cost() did not provide correct final price (expected {}, received {})".format(money, 445))
  print("OK! calculate_money_made() passes tests")

Ah, think I got it. The tests expect the results to be returned in a very specific way which is not the same as your own.

Hi there,

can you please elaborate further on your response?

Thank you,

Apologies for being a little vague, the only problem is with what you return and it’s a difference beteween what the tests expect and what you have used. The instruciton aren’t explicit but they do hint at what should be returned.