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 2 years ago
I cant find the definition for divisor anywhere, for this
divisor = 2
for num in range(0, 10, 2):
 2 years ago
I cant find the definition for divisor anywhere, for this divisor = 2 for num in range(0, 10, 2):

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bwCA
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0you have defined divisor as 2 you have assigned 2 to divisor divisor in this instance is a 'variable' pointing to the integer 2 http://python.net/~goodger/projects/pycon/2007/idiomatic/handout.html#otherlanguageshavevariables

goformit100
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0POST THE QUESTION IN THE MATHEMATICS SECTION

minimallinux
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Actually what I meant was 'what does divisor mean in the context of the whole loop, which finishes with print(num / divisor)

bwCA
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0the shell is a great place to try things out http://dpaste.com/810583/

minimallinux
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0That's what I meant, knowing that divisor is simply the number by which the original numbers are divided by, of course its obvious in retrospect !

minimallinux
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Actually still not entirely sure about this one

minimallinux
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Is ' num in range(0,10,2') refer to range 0 to 10 but every alternate number, then that divide by the divisor, which is 2 ?

bwCA
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0pretty much http://docs.python.org/tutorial/controlflow.html#forstatements http://docs.python.org/library/functions.html#range http://docs.python.org/reference/compound_stmts.html#theforstatement

rsmith6559
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0No. When range is called with three arguments, the. first is start value, the second is end value and the third is the step. num in range( 0 , 10, 2 ) will give 0, 2, 4, 6, 8

minimallinux
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0So the last value is step or stride

rsmith6559
 2 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0When called with three arguments, yes.
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