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Currently getting syntax error: File "python", line 37 elif board[guess_row][guess_col] == "X": ^ SyntaxError: invalid syntax
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Tried with elif(board[guess_row][guess_col] == “X”): , same thing.
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<do not remove the three backticks above> 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) - 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): print "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!" 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" print_board(board)
Not sure why Codecademy decided to change the website a few months back. Platform doesn’t run as smoothly, gives less feedback, and not to mention the Python terminal itself is frustratingly buggy. Many times you get some random error, then type in the exact same code and it works.