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BBellBBell Posts: 17 Apprentice
I have assigned a few variables to request user input by entering in an integer or pressing yes/no. I am having trouble with these popping up twice. The question will pop up, wait for user input, then immediately pop up again. It seems that the variables that ask for an integer ignore the input of the second popup up but the ones that require a yes/no will overwrite on the second pop up. For example, if I were to enter 10 the first time it would accept and keep the initial value of 10 despite what I enter for the second pop up. On the contrary, if I were to enter yes the first time and no the second, the program keeps the no value. I am unsure as to why this is happening. Is this a common issue? 


  • matthewd92matthewd92 Founding Pro, Tactile Sensor Beta Testers Posts: 1,250 Handy
    I haven’t seen that behavior before. Can you share your program or at least a screen shot?  Also, which version of Polyscope are you using?
  • BBellBBell Posts: 17 Apprentice
    Attached below is some of the code, I left out the "Switch boardType" as it was long and contained positions for variables. Specifically, I encounter the double pop up problem when the user needs to chose the type of board and the desired function.
    The program is supposed to trigger an error if the boardType number is not between 1 and 4 - which it does but only on the first pop up. I can enter any number on the second pop up.
    For the boolean questions, i have found that when it asks for the retorque, regardless of if I choose "yes" or "no" it asks if I want to install screws. Instead, it should perform the retorque protocols. 

    Loop verifyAll≟ False 
           Select Board Type
             Loop checkBoard≟ False 
               boardType≔'Please select a board type:'
               'If board type chosen is valid, the screw location of the board type will be assigned in the switch function.'
               If (boardType≤4) and (boardType≥1)
                 'Each case has the same structure but the screw location is different.'
                 Switch boardType 'Within the switch, numerous positions are assigned to other variables, these are left out for ease of reading'
             checkBoard≔ False
          Choose Screw Action
             'This will ask the user to determine the desired function'
             retorque≔'Is this a post-lam retorque?'
             If retorque≟ True 
               Set Switch_Program=On
               screwTypeStr≔"POST-LAM RETORQUE for"
               Set Switch_Program=Off
               tightening≔'Are you installing screws?'
               If tightening≟ True 
                 screwTypeStr≔"INSTALL SCREW to"
                 screwTypeStr≔"REMOVE SCREWS from"
           Enter Number of Boards
             'This will ask the user to determine the number of boards.'
             numBoards≔'Enter the number of boards.'
             Loop (numBoards>10) or (numBoards<1)
               'This loop will ensure that the user input is between 1 and 10'
               numBoards≔'Enter the number of boards.'

    Let me know if you have any other questions.
  • matthewd92matthewd92 Founding Pro, Tactile Sensor Beta Testers Posts: 1,250 Handy
    I don’t see anything in the pseudo code that would cause me to see this behavior. If you’d like to send me the program, I’ll run it on my simulator and let you know why I see. You can either post it here or email me at [email protected] 
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