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minimallinux
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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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minimallinux Group Title
I cant find the definition for divisor anywhere, for this divisor = 2 for num in range(0, 10, 2):
 2 years ago
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bwCA Group TitleBest 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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goformit100 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
POST THE QUESTION IN THE MATHEMATICS SECTION
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minimallinux Group TitleBest 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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bwCA Group TitleBest 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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minimallinux Group TitleBest 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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minimallinux Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Actually still not entirely sure about this one
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minimallinux Group TitleBest 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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bwCA Group TitleBest 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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minimallinux Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Thanks
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rsmith6559 Group TitleBest 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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minimallinux Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
So the last value is step or stride
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rsmith6559 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
When called with three arguments, yes.
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