[Tutor] While loop counter

John Fouhy john at fouhy.net
Tue Jul 8 00:40:19 CEST 2008


On 08/07/2008, David <david at abbottdavid.com> wrote:
> Hi, I am trying to get a while loop that will execute 5 time then stop.

Hi David,

The standard pattern is like this:

i = 0
while i < 5:
    # the stuff you want to do goes here
    i = i + 1

Note that if you know exactly how many times you will execute your
loop, you should use a for loop instead:

for i in range(5):
    # the stuff you want to do goes here

HTH!

-- 
John.


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