struggling with these problems
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Wed Jan 30 04:59:32 CET 2013
On 2013-01-30 03:26, su29090 wrote:
> 1.Given that worst_offenders has been defined as a list with at least 6 elements, write a statement that defines lesser_offenders to be a new list that contains all the elements from index 5 of worst_offenders and beyond. Do not modify worst_offenders .
> I tried this but it didn't work:
> lesser_offenders = worst_offenders[5:6]
Python uses half-open ranges (and counts from 0), which means that the
start index is included and the end index is excluded.
Therefore, worst_offenders[5:6] means the slice from index 5 up to, but
excluding, index 6; in other words, an empty list.
The question says "and beyond"; in Python you can just omit the end
index to indicate everything up to the end.
> 2.Given a variable temps that refers to a list, all of whose elements refer to values of type float , representing temperature data, compute the average temperature and assign it to a variable named avg_temp . Besides temps and avg_temp , you may use two other variables -- k and total .
> I'm not sure about this one but this is what I have:
> for k in range(len(temps)):
> total += temps[k]
> avg_temp = total / len(temps)
You didn't set the initial value of total, which is 0.
> 3.Associate the sum of the non-negative values in the list numbers with the variable sum .
> is it this:
> for numbers in sum:
> if sum +=?
> I'm confused at #3 the most
Well, that's not valid Python.
What you want to do is to add each number from the list to the sum only
if it's non-negative, i.e. greater than or equal to 0.
> i'm not doing it in python 3.2.3 it's called Myprogramminglab.
Have a look at Dive Into Python:
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