Python is going to be hard

Ethan Furman ethan at stoneleaf.us
Wed Sep 3 20:55:13 CEST 2014


On 09/03/2014 11:49 AM, Seymore4Head wrote:
> On Wed, 03 Sep 2014 14:10:42 -0400, Seymore4Head
> <Seymore4Head at Hotmail.invalid> wrote:
>
>> import math
>> import random
>> import sys
>> b=[]
>> steve = [1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89]
>> for x in steve:
>>     print (steve[x])
>>
>> Traceback (most recent call last):
>>   File "C:\Functions\blank.py", line 7, in <module>
>>     print (steve[x])
>> IndexError: list index out of range
>
> Ok, I understand now that x is actually the first item in the list.
> What I want is a loop that goes from 1 to the total number of items in
> the list steve.

No, you don't understand yet.

The /first/ time through the loop 'x' is the first item in the list.

The /second/ time through the loop 'x' is the second item in the list.

The /third/ time through the loop 'x' is the third item in the list.

. . .

Keep persisting!

--
~Ethan~



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