[Tutor] Running range scripts in IDE
typetext at gmail.com
Fri Jun 10 18:37:01 CEST 2005
Thank you all. Print range(10) completely solved this beginner problem.
On 6/10/05, Kent Johnson <kent37 at tds.net> wrote:
> typetext wrote:
> > I am using I. Langingham's Teach yourself Python in 24 hours, and up
> > to chapter 4 I had no problem. I have installed the IDE , and as far
> > as I know, all the other programs associated with Python, and had been
> > batting along with no problem, using simple scripts such as "hello
> > world" in notepad or notetab (another text processor) until I hit the
> > range function. Then I tried to save and run a script with the
> > following content.
> > range(10)
> > which returns the expected output when I type the command directly on
> > the prompt line of IDE, but just returns either nothing or the words
> > range(10) when I use the run command and try to do it as script, saved
> > as r10.py or a number of other names ending with the extention .py. I
> > realize this might be an elementary question, but I am stuck. What am
> > I doing wrong? I am using Windows XP.
> When you type an expression to the interactive interpreter, it evaluates the expression and prints the result, so you get
> >>> range(10)
> [0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9]
> This is called the read-eval-print loop or REPL; it is a feature of the interpreter.
> In a program, you have to make the print explicit:
> print range(10)
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