Sudoku Checker

#!/usr/bin/env python # # Sudoku checker # Take 9 lists of 9 numbers and check whether or not it is a valid sudoku def get_sudoku(): sudoku = [] print 'Input the sudoku' for i in range(9): sudoku.append(raw_input().split(' ')) if len(sudoku[i]) != 9: print 'Really? Since when was a sudoku row not 9 numbers?' return False for n in sudoku[i]: if (len(n) !=1) or (not n.isdigit()) or n=='0': # negative entries & entries greater than 9(2 or more digits), not digits or less than 1 are weeded out print 'Enter a valid sudoku!' return False return sudoku def check_sudoku(sudoku): if not sudoku: return False row=[] column=[] box=[] for i in range(9): row.append([]) column.append([]) box.append([]) for r in sudoku: i= sudoku.index(r) for c in r: j= r.index(c) if c in row[i] or c in column[j] or c in box[(i/3)*3+j/3]: return False else: row[i].append(c) column[j].append(c) box[(i/3)*3+j/3].append(c) return True s = get_sudoku() print check_sudoku(s)
My solution has two functions, get_sudoku(), which takes a sudoku as input from the user, and check_sudoku(list), which checks the sudoku for correctness, well checks for a few things, a lot of the checking work is shared by the get_sudoku function.

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