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I cant find the definition for divisor anywhere, for this
divisor = 2
for num in range(0, 10, 2):
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I cant find the definition for divisor anywhere, for this divisor = 2 for num in range(0, 10, 2):
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bwCABest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
you 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
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goformit100Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
POST THE QUESTION IN THE MATHEMATICS SECTION
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minimallinuxBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Actually what I meant was 'what does divisor mean in the context of the whole loop, which finishes with print(num / divisor)
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bwCABest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
the shell is a great place to try things out http://dpaste.com/810583/
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minimallinuxBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
That'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 !
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minimallinuxBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Actually still not entirely sure about this one
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minimallinuxBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Is ' 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 ?
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bwCABest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
pretty 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
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rsmith6559Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
No. 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
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minimallinuxBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
So the last value is step or stride
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rsmith6559Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
When called with three arguments, yes.
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