Python is going to be hard

Seymore4Head Seymore4Head at Hotmail.invalid
Wed Sep 3 21:22:24 CEST 2014

On Wed, 3 Sep 2014 13:11:51 -0600, Ian Kelly <ian.g.kelly at>

>On Wed, Sep 3, 2014 at 12:49 PM, Seymore4Head
><Seymore4Head at hotmail.invalid> wrote:
>> On Wed, 03 Sep 2014 14:10:42 -0400, Seymore4Head
>> <Seymore4Head at Hotmail.invalid> wrote:
>>>import math
>>>import random
>>>import sys
>>>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\", 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.
>If you want the indexes also, you can do this:
>for i, x in enumerate(steve):
>    print(i, x)
>If you really want just the indexes and not the values, then you can do this:
>for i in range(len(steve)):
>    print(i)
>Most of the time though you will not need the indexes, and it will be
>simpler just to work with the values by looping directly over the

I figured it out now.
I was expecting x to be a number and not an item.
I used for i in range(len(steve)):


Printing x to see what it is instead of assuming what it is really

I am getting there.  I just have to take smaller steps.

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