### Thread: Generating integers with functions

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#### Generating integers with functions

I want to define a function A that creates a list of N random integers where each integer is a random number between 1 and 10 and N is given to the function as an argument. Then define another function to output A. Define a function that takes A as argument and returns the average of all elements, as well as the maximum deviation
Why doesn't this work so far?

Code:
```import random
def N():
N = int(raw_input("Enter a value for N:"))
return N
N()

def A(N):
list = []
for i in range(N):
list.append(random.randrange(1,11))
return list
print list```
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Variables defined within functions are local to those functions. You need to use the return values. Also, list is a builtin. Don't use it as a variable name.

python Code:
```import random

def how_many():
N = int(raw_input("Enter a value for N:"))
return N

def make_range(N):
mylist = []
for i in range(N):
mylist.append(random.randrange(1,11))
return mylist

def  main():
N = how_many()
print(make_range(N))

main()```

-Mek

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thank you!! is it possible to output mylist if i wanted to use it as an argument for main()

something similar to this?

Code:
```def main(mylist):
N=how_many()
print (make_range(N))
main(make_range(N))```