I am out of trial and error again Lists

Albert-Jan Roskam fomcl at yahoo.com
Fri Oct 24 18:42:32 CEST 2014


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On Fri, Oct 24, 2014 5:56 PM CEST Rustom Mody wrote:

>On Friday, October 24, 2014 8:11:12 PM UTC+5:30, Seymore4Head wrote:
>> On Thu, 23 Oct 2014 21:56:31 -0700 (PDT), Rustom Mody wrote:
>> 
>> >On Thursday, October 23, 2014 10:33:57 PM UTC+5:30, Seymore4Head wrote:
>> > On Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:55:35 +0000 (UTC), Denis McMahon wrote:
>> > 
>> > >On Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:04:56 -0400, Seymore4Head wrote:
>> > >
>> > > On Thu, 23 Oct 2014 09:15:16 +0000 (UTC), Denis McMahon wrote:
>> > >
>> > >>Try the following 3 commands at the console:
>> > >
>> > >You obviously didn't, so I'll try again. Try each of the following three 
>> > >commands in the python console at the ">>" prompt.
>> > >
>> > >1) 10
>> > 10
>> > 
>> > >2) range(10)
>> > range(0, 10)
>> > 
>> > >3) str(range(10))
>> > 'range(0, 10)'
>> > [0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9]
>> > >
>> > >Show *and* describe the output in each case. Describing the output that 
>> > >you see is actually the key here, as it will allow us to assess whether 
>> > >you understand what you are actually seeing or not, and if you don't 
>> > >understand the output you see in the console, then we need to fix that 
>> > >very fundamental and basic issue before moving on to more complex stuff!
>> > >
>> > > Ok Thanks
>> > >
>> > >You were expected to answer the question in the original. I have now set 
>> > >it as a clearer and more specific task.
>> > >
>> > >If you're not going to do these things that are intended to help you 
>> > >learn some of the basic features of the language, then I and everyone 
>> > >else here that has so far been attempting to help you are wasting our 
>> > >time.
>> > 
>> > I did try them.  I may have missed replying your to your specific
>> > comment, but I tried them.
>> > 
>> > BTW str(range (10)) does work with Python 2 which is where I may have
>> > got the idea.  I happened to be using Python 3 at the time I tried to
>> > implement it.  It is a little confusing jumping back and forth, but
>> > for the moment, I am going to tough it out.


u0_a100 at condor_umts:/ $ python
Python 3.2.2 (default, Jun 23 2014, 00:13:13)
[GCC 4.8] on linux-armv7l
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>>> list(range(10))
[0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9]
>>>


>> > I do appreciate all the help too.
>> >
>> >Hi Seymore!
>> >
>> >Happy to see that you are moving on from
>> >"reading much; understanding nothing; thrashing"
>> >
>> >to
>> >
>> >"reading a bit; understanding a bit"
>> >[And thanks to Denis to getting you out of your confusion-hole]
>> >
>> >So heres a small additional question set that I promise will more than repay
>> >you your time.
>> >
>> >Better done in python 2. But if you use python3, below replace
>> >range(10)
>> >with
>> >list(range(10))
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>1. You are reading too much
>2. Trying tooooo hard
>
>Think of riding a bicycle.
>Cant do it by reading many books on cycling -- thats 1.
>Nor by holding the handle so hard you tremble -- thats 2.
>
>Just relax a bit...
>And take small steps
>
>Chill... as Chris joked, no monster in the computer (or on this list!)

+1 for that remark. Talking about chill: grab a couple of beers (suggest: sixpack) and enjoy an evening of Python!



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