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# Rock-Scissor-Paper made Easy with Python – An Introduction to Randomness in Python

## Make your own Rock-Scissor-Paper game with Python using Randomness

How to use Randomness in Python and create a Rock-Scissor-Paper game.

In this tutorial, you will:

• Explore Randomness in Python: Learn how to generate random numbers and utilize randomness in Python programming.
• Create a Rock-Scissor-Paper Game: Apply random number generation to develop a fun and interactive Rock-Scissor-Paper game, where players compete against the computer.

By the end of the tutorial, you will have a solid understanding of incorporating randomness into your Python programs. Additionally, you will have built a fully functional Rock-Scissor-Paper game, demonstrating your ability to combine random number generation and user interaction for an engaging gaming experience.

## Step 1: Randomness in Python

To make games interesting you need some unpredictable aspects. This is where randomness is used.

Luckily, Python has a library to make randomness. To simulate rolling a die can be done as follows.

```import random
die = random.randint(1, 6)
print(die)
```

Where randint(1, 6) returns a random integer from 1 to 6, both inclusive.

## Step 2: The Rock-Scissor-Paper game

I think most know the game. If not, read the rules on the wiki.

Let’s try a game of it.

```print("Enter choice \n 1. Rock \n 2. Paper \n 3. Scissor \n")
choice = int(input("Choice: "))
computer_choice = random.randint(1, 3)
if choice == computer_choice:
print("Draw")
elif choice == 1:
if computer_choice == 2:
print("Computer wins, Paper")
else:
print("You win, Scissor")
elif choice == 2:
if computer_choice == 1:
print("You win, Rock")
else:
print("Computer wins, Scissor")
elif choice == 3:
if computer_choice == 1:
print("Computer wins, Rock")
else:
print("You win, Paper")
```

It uses simple input statements to get input from the user. You can learn about input statements here. Then it converst the variable, which you can learn about here.

The new thing is using randomness in your Python code. This is what makes coding fun, it becomes unpredictable.

The rest is simple program flows with if-statements, which you can learn about here.

## Step 3: What is Next?

In the next lesson you will learn Lists Basics to Create a Jumbled Game.

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