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  1. #1
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    Python beginner, need help with Celsius converter

    I'm new to Python and am trying to figure out how to streamline the code at bottom to get it more simple but am having trouble. I was hoping that someone here could help me out?

    The program I am trying to create simply asks the terminal operator for five different celsius temperatures, processes them into fahrenheit values and outputs them to the screen. The results should look something like this:

    This is a program that converts celsius to Fahrenheit
    Enter 5 Celsius temperatures seperated by a comma: 1,2,3,4,5
    1 degrees Celsius is 33.8 degrees Fahrenheit.
    2 degrees Celsius is 35.6 degrees Fahrenheit.
    3 degrees Celsius is 37.4 degrees Fahrenheit.
    4 degrees Celsius is 39.2 degrees Fahrenheit.
    5 degrees Celsius is 41.0 degrees Fahrenheit.
    Here is my code now, it works but as you can see it is bulky and repetative. Theres got to be a simple way to streamline it:
    def main():
        print "\nThis is a program that converts five celsius values to Fahrenheit"
        ctemp1, ctemp2, ctemp3, ctemp4, ctemp5 = input("\nEnter 5 Celsius temperatures seperated by a comma: ")
        ftemp1 = 9.0 / 5.0 * ctemp1 + 32
        ftemp2 = 9.0 / 5.0 * ctemp2 + 32
        ftemp3 = 9.0 / 5.0 * ctemp3 + 32
        ftemp4 = 9.0 / 5.0 * ctemp4 + 32
        ftemp5 = 9.0 / 5.0 * ctemp5 + 32
        print "------------------------------------------------------------"
        print ctemp1, "degrees Celsius is", ftemp1, "degrees Fahrenheit."
        print ctemp2, "degrees Celsius is", ftemp2, "degrees Fahrenheit."
        print ctemp3, "degrees Celsius is", ftemp3, "degrees Fahrenheit."
        print ctemp4, "degrees Celsius is", ftemp4, "degrees Fahrenheit."
        print ctemp5, "degrees Celsius is", ftemp5, "degrees Fahrenheit."
    Help? Thanks

  2. #2
    Nokia Developer Moderator
    Join Date
    May 2007
    21.46 N 72.11 E

    Re: Python beginner, need help with Celsius converter

    Hi sigkill9 and welcome to PyS60 Dibo

    Your question is more into python rather then python for S60.
    You can use loops (while will be suited) to avoid repetative statements as in your code.
    This would make your code apt and shorter.
    You can also use the array in the loop for ease.
    Look in the docs for more details

    Hope that helps

    Best Regards
    Pankaj Nathani

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