What's the Best Python Project to Start With?

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In this week’s newsletter, we will cover one of the most popular Python projects for first-timers. We’ll also see some of the latest job openings and hear about a flash sale.

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The Best Python Project for an Absolute Beginner

If you’re already a Pythonista, this should look pretty familiar. It’s where many of us start when we’re learning to code.

For those looking to get started, I have a full portfolio of Python projects. These include simple projects that many people use to get started and some much more complex projects for more advanced programmers.

Here’s the code for the number-guessing game:

Number Guessing Game

import random

def show_score(attempts_list):
    if not attempts_list:
        print('There is currently no best score,'
              ' it\'s yours for the taking!')

        print(f'The current best score is'
              f' {min(attempts_list)} attempts')

def start_game():
    attempts = 0
    rand_num = random.randint(1, 10)
    attempts_list = []

    print('Hello traveler! Welcome to the game of guesses!')
    player_name = input('What is your name? ')
    wanna_play = input(
        f'Hi, {player_name}, would you like to play '
        f'the guessing game? (Enter Yes/No): ')

    if wanna_play.lower() != 'yes':
        print('That\'s cool, Thanks!')

    while wanna_play.lower() == 'yes':
            guess = int(input('Pick a number between 1 and 10: '))
            if guess < 1 or guess > 10:
                raise ValueError(
                    'Please guess a number within the given range')

            attempts += 1

            if guess == rand_num:
                print('Nice! You got it!')
                print(f'It took you {attempts} attempts')
                wanna_play = input(
                    'Would you like to play again? (Enter Yes/No): ')
                if wanna_play.lower() != 'yes':
                    print('That\'s cool, have a good one!')
                    attempts = 0
                    rand_num = random.randint(1, 10)
                if guess > rand_num:
                    print('It\'s lower')
                elif guess < rand_num:
                    print('It\'s higher')

        except ValueError as err:
            print('Oh no!, that is not a valid value. Try again...')

if __name__ == '__main__':

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