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Try: Except: not catching ValueError (Help)

Eclipse
G'day all

In the code below I am trying to catch an error thrown if i enter any other value than an integer. (I used the string 'six' and the float '1.5')

The error thrown in the command window by the code is:

Traceback (most recent call last):
File "C:\Documents and Settings\Smythville\My Documents\Python\Stuff\Ch4\ex1-6.py", line 59, in <module>
a = int(raw_input("\nTry a number!"))
ValueError: invalid literal for int() with base 10: 'six'

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  1.  
  2. a = int(raw_input("\nTry a number!"))
  3.  
  4. try:
  5.   if a >= 0 and a <= 9:
  6.     print "\nYour number is between or equal to 0 and 9."
  7.   else:
  8.     print "\nYour number is not between or equal to 0 and 9."
  9. except ValueError: 
  10.   print "Could not convert data to an integer."
  11.  
Even though I have specified the ValueError is doesn't catch it.

Any Ideas?

Thanks

Eclipse
Jan 2 '08 #1
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bvdet
2,851 Expert Mod 2GB
G'day all

In the code below I am trying to catch an error thrown if i enter any other value than an integer. (I used the string 'six' and the float '1.5')

The error thrown in the command window by the code is:

Traceback (most recent call last):
File "C:\Documents and Settings\Smythville\My Documents\Python\Stuff\Ch4\ex1-6.py", line 59, in <module>
a = int(raw_input("\nTry a number!"))
ValueError: invalid literal for int() with base 10: 'six'

Expand|Select|Wrap|Line Numbers
  1.  
  2. a = int(raw_input("\nTry a number!"))
  3.  
  4. try:
  5.   if a >= 0 and a <= 9:
  6.     print "\nYour number is between or equal to 0 and 9."
  7.   else:
  8.     print "\nYour number is not between or equal to 0 and 9."
  9. except ValueError: 
  10.   print "Could not convert data to an integer."
  11.  
Even though I have specified the ValueError is doesn't catch it.

Any Ideas?

Thanks

Eclipse
Move the first line of code inside the try block.
Jan 2 '08 #2

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