# How to Validate Credit Card Using Python?

I'm a beginner Python learner and I'm currently working on Luhn Algorithm to check credit card validation . I wrote most of the code, but I'm stuck with 2 errors I get 1st one is num is referenced before assignment. 2nd one I'm getting is object of type '_io.TextIOWrapper' has no len(). Further help/ guidance will be greatly appreciated.

```
def checkSecondDigits(num):
length = len(num)
sum = 0
for i in range(length-2,-1,-2):
number = eval(num[i])
number = number * 2
if number > 9:
strNumber = str(number)
number = eval(strNumber[0]) + eval(strNumber[1])
sum += number
return sum
def odd_digits(num):
length = len(num)
sumOdd = 0
for i in range(length-1,-1,-2):
num += eval(num[i])
return sumOdd
def c_length(num):
length = len(num)
if num >= 13 and num <= 16:
if num [0] == "4" or num [0] == "5" or num [0] == "6" or (num [0] == "3" and num [1] == "7"):
return True
else:
return False
def main():
filename = input("What is the name of your input file? ")
infile= open(filename,"r")
cc = (infile.readline().strip())
print(format("Card Number", "20s"), ("Valid / Invalid"))
print("------------------------------------")
while cc!= "EXIT":
even = checkSecondDigits(num)
odd = odd_digits(num)
c_len = c_length(num)
tot = even + odd
if c_len == True and tot % 10 == 0:
print(format(cc, "20s"), format("Valid", "20s"))
else:
print(format(cc, "20s"), format("Invalid", "20s"))
num = (infile.readline().strip())
```

hey why don't you try this, it's a shorter way and more efficient. Install the luhn package using pip install and use the function verify to validate the credit card numbers. "pip install luhn"

```
from luhn import *
verify('credit card number')
```

it'll give out true if it's valid, false if not.

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