SCT in the input box, but no code errors in Python


#1

I’m working the Python Pig Latin exercise. Yesterday, I had no issues when I created my own code from scratch. Running through the lessons, I am getting the input field to pre-populate with “SCT”.

I read the other discussions on this, and they appear to be getting a red error code. I am not.

here is my code:
print ‘Welcome to the Pig Latin Translator!’

Start coding here!

original = raw_input(“Enter a word:”)
if len(original) > 0 and original.isalpha():
print original
else:
print “empty”

Through each of the first three lessons, I would get this in the run window:
Welcome to the Pig Latin Translator!
Enter a word:SCT

Then is spins and spins. Once it stops, I hit run again and I get the same thing.

Refreshing my browser works intermittently.

I am on Window 7 and using Google Chrome. Have had no such issues thus far until today…


#2

I am having this problem too.
There seems to be a recent problem with raw_input() in this and other exercises.
(certainly for Windows 10 with Chrome, Edge or Firefox)
When the code is copied and run in https://repl.it/languages/python it works as expected


#3

Same here. It’s infuriating. My code is correct and I have to click through over and over and over until it lets me “give up” and gives me the code, which is exactly the same as mine. I can’t move through anything bc of this ridiculous bug.


#4

The Python course has been moved to a new environment, this affected progress. This change was announced in

  • Codecademy’s Blog
  • In the exercises themselves
  • You may have even received an e-mail

The Codecademy Team did its best to get this announcement out to everyone and is working very hard to find and fix any and all issues caused by this move. Currently, the best thing for you to do is submit a bug report. Unfortunately, other than this, there really isn’t anything we can do to help you.


#5

Currently, raw_input() is having some problems on the Codecademy interpreter.
Codecademy is trying their best to fix the issue. :slight_smile:


#6

This now seems to be resolved … thank you all super users for the quick response and effort in investigating and resolving.


#7

This is an error the Codecademy engineers are working hard to resolve, there may be similar ones not yet fixed. Sorry for the inconvenience.