# not sure whats wrong with my code

edited Dec 31, 2022
# define the three symbols
symbols = { "rock": 0, "paper": 1, "scissor":2}
# while we need to play, the game will play
# create a while loop
while True:
break
# generate a random number from 0-2
# import the random module
import random
num = random.randint(0, 2)
# get the input from the user
user_input = int(input ("Enter your move (A, B, C"))
user_choice = symbols[user_input]
# Compare the choices, and print the output
# find the winner
if symbols[num] == user_input:
print("you win!")
elif user_input == symbols[2-num]:
print ("you lose!")
else:
print (f"its a draw!")
# ask the user if they want to play again, by asking the user to enter "Y" or "N"
play_again = input("Would you like to play again? (Y/N")

answered Dec 31, 2022 by (88,130 points)
edited Dec 31, 2022 by Peter Minarik

Find issues highlighted in your code below.
```# define the three symbols
symbols = { "rock": 0, "paper": 1, "scissor":2}
# while we need to play, the game will play
# create a while loop
while True:
break # you immediately quit the loop. Apply break only if play_again was Y and move that check inside the loop
# generate a random number from 0-2
# import the random module
import random # usually imports are at the start of the program
num = random.randint(0, 2)
# get the input from the user
user_input = int(input ("Enter your move (A, B, C")) # you cannot turn letters into numbers. Why not ask the user to enter numbers instead: [0, 1, 2]
user_choice = symbols[user_input]
# Compare the choices, and print the output
# find the winner
if symbols[num] == user_input: # That's not how rock/paper/scissor works. Rock beats scissor, paper beats rock, rock beats scissors. That's not what you're doing here.
print("you win!")
elif user_input == symbols[2-num]:
print ("you lose!")
else: # wrong indentation, you should have level 1 indentation here (not level 0)
print (f"its a draw!") # wrong indentation, you should have level 2 indentation here (not level 1)
# ask the user if they want to play again, by asking the user to enter "Y" or "N"
play_again = input("Would you like to play again? (Y/N") # you should check this inside the loop, not outside```

# An alternative solution

This is how I would do it (without too much input checking and utilizing modulo 3 arithmetics):

```import random
choices = ["rock", "paper", "scissors"]
playAgain = "Y"
while playAgain == "Y":
userChoice = int(input("\nRock(0)/Paper(1)/Scissors(2)? "))
computerChoice = random.randint(0, 2)
print(f"You chose: {choices[userChoice]}")
print(f"Computer chose: {choices[computerChoice]}")
if userChoice == computerChoice:
print("It's a tie!")
elif (userChoice - computerChoice) % 3 == 1:
print("You win!")
else:
print("You lose!")
play_again = input("Would you like to play again (Y/N)? ").upper()
print("Thank you for playing. Bye-bye!")
```