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**Python 3.6.2**

This took me ages! I am so happy I finally got it finished! Btw, I used negative numbers a few times in the code as nothing said I couldn't.

` import sys

TAB = "\t" NEW_LINE = "\n" TITLE_STYLER = "-"

ADDITION = "+"
SUBSTRACTION = "-"
MULTIPLICATION = "*"
DIVISION = "/"
EXPONENT = "^{"}

ALLOWED_CHARACTERS = [ADDITION, SUBSTRACTION] ALLOWED_CHARACTERS_EXPENDED = ALLOWED_CHARACTERS + [MULTIPLICATION, DIVISION, EXPONENT, " "]

error_count = 0

def is_int(item=None): if item is None: return False try: int(item) return True except ValueError: return False

def is_negative(item=None): if item is None: return False elif item < 0: return True return False

def error(*objects, sep=" ", end="\n", flush=False):
global error_count
error_count += 1
print(*objects, sep=" ", end=end, file=sys.stderr, flush=flush)

def add(a, b): return a + b

def substract(a, b): return a + -b

def multiply(a, b): result = 0 result_negative = False

```
if is_negative(a) and is_negative(b):
pass
elif is_negative(a) or is_negative(b):
result_negative = True
a = abs(a)
b = abs(b)
if a < b:
loop_times = a
loop_amount = b
else:
loop_times = b
loop_amount = a
for _ in range(loop_times):
result += loop_amount
if result_negative:
return -result
return result
```

def divide(a, b): result = 0 result_negative = False

```
if b == 0:
return "Not-defined"
if is_negative(a) and is_negative(b):
pass
elif is_negative(a) or is_negative(b):
result_negative = True
a = abs(a)
b = abs(b)
for _ in range(0, a, b):
result += 1
if a != multiply(result, b):
return "Non-integral answer"
if result_negative:
return -result
return result
```

def power(a, b): result = 1 result_negative = False

```
if is_negative(b):
return "Non-integral answer"
for counter in range(b):
result = multiply(result, a)
return result
```

print(6 * TAB + TITLE_STYLER * 3 + " Adding Calculator " + TITLE_STYLER * 3) print(3 * TAB + "(addition '{}', substraction '{}', multiplication '{}', division '{}', exponent '{}')" .format(ADDITION, SUBSTRACTION, MULTIPLICATION, DIVISION, EXPONENT) + NEW_LINE * 2)

while True: number_1, number_2, operator = "", "", "" number_1_complete, number_2_complete, operator_complete = False, False, False error_count, result = 0, 0

```
operation = input(">> ")
for counter, character in enumerate(list(operation)):
COUNTER_CHECK_1 = counter == 0
COUNTER_CHECK_2 = counter > 0
CHARACTER_NOT_SPACE_CHECK = character != " "
if (is_int(character) and COUNTER_CHECK_1) or (character in ALLOWED_CHARACTERS and COUNTER_CHECK_1):
number_1 += character
elif (is_int(character) and COUNTER_CHECK_2) or (character in ALLOWED_CHARACTERS_EXPENDED and COUNTER_CHECK_2):
if not CHARACTER_NOT_SPACE_CHECK and operator_complete and is_int(number_2):
number_2_complete = True
if is_int(character) or (operator_complete and CHARACTER_NOT_SPACE_CHECK):
if number_1_complete and not number_2_complete and operator_complete:
number_2 += character
elif (number_2_complete and is_int(number_2)) or number_1_complete:
error("ERROR 1: Too many integers and or operators!")
break
else:
number_1 += character
elif character in ALLOWED_CHARACTERS_EXPENDED:
number_1_complete = True
if CHARACTER_NOT_SPACE_CHECK:
operator += character
operator_complete = True
else:
if COUNTER_CHECK_1:
error("ERROR 2: The first character can't be '{}'!".format(character))
break
else:
error("ERROR 3: Character '{}', is invalid!".format(character))
break
for character in number_2:
if error_count:
break
else:
if not is_int(character) and character not in ALLOWED_CHARACTERS:
error("ERROR 4: Invalid character for the second integer: '{}'!".format(character))
break
elif not is_int(number_2):
error("ERROR 5: Invalid operation!")
break
if error_count:
continue
elif not number_2 or not operator:
print(number_1)
continue
number_1 = int(number_1)
number_2 = int(number_2)
if operator == ADDITION:
result = add(number_1, number_2)
print(result)
elif operator == SUBSTRACTION:
result = substract(number_1, number_2)
print(result)
elif operator == MULTIPLICATION:
result = multiply(number_1, number_2)
print(result)
elif operator == DIVISION:
result = divide(number_1, number_2)
print(result)
elif operator == EXPONENT:
result = power(number_1, number_2)
print(result)
```

` I am a beginner programmer so please let me know how I could improve the solution!