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#mastery26 Creation and use of strings in Python

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Python does not support a character type; these are treated as strings of length one, thos also considered a substring.

To access substrings, use the square brackets for slicing along with the index or indices to obtain your substring.


var1= "Hello World"

print ("var1[0]:", var1[0])

     When the above code is executed, it produces:

var1[0]: H

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#mastery25 Creation and use of ranges in Python

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The range() Function

If you do need to iterate over a sequence of numbers, the built-in function range() comes in handy. It generates lists containing arithmetic progressions, e.g.:


>>> range(10)
[0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9]

The given end point is never part of the generated list; range(10) generates a list of 10 values, exactly the legal indices for items of a sequence of length 10. It is possible to let the range start at another number, or to specify a different increment (even negative):


>>> range(5, 10)
[5, 6, 7, 8, 9]
>>> range(0, 10, 3)
[0, 3, 6, 9]
>>> range(-10, -100, -30)
[-10, -40, -70]

To iterate over the indices of a sequence, combine range() and len() as follows:


>>> a = ['Mary', 'had', 'a', 'little', 'lamb']
>>> for i in range(len(a)):
...     print i, a[i]
0 Mary
1 had
2 a
3 little
4 lamb

My example:


for i in range (len(x)):

     print ("#",x[i])





#WSQ16 Cars

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I wrote a program that opens and reads the file 93cars.dat.txt which reads a series of data from certain cars and prints their CityMPG, HighwayMPG and their average mindrange price.

I got help from my classroom partners to make this <3

Link for the code: Here



Gilberto Rogel García


#mastery24 Creation and use of tuples in Python

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A tuple is an unchangeable sequence of values.

x=("Gilberto",18,"ISC")   tuple is written with ()

When you do this you create a tuple with three elements. You can access these elements individually by typing the variable and the then inside brackets directly to the right of the variable type the number of the element to which you are referring.

print (x[o])


Python starts numbering at 0 so Gilberto=0,18=1 and ISC = 2

Packing and Unpacking:

In tuple packing, the values on the left are ‘packed’ together in a tuple:


In tuple unpacking, the values in a tuple on the right are ‘unpacked’ into the variables/names on the right:


(Name,Age,Studies) = x


>>>Gilberto 18 ISC

Sources for info. about tuples: Link


Gilberto Rogel García

#mastery09 Basic types and their use in Python

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Types are a category for things within Python with which Python will work. Types are integers,float,strings,tuples,lists and dictionaries.


Whole numbers from negative infinity to infinity, such as 1, 0, -5, etc.

Integers are numeric values and can be stored, manipulated, and expressed inside variables without quotes.



print (x)



Short for "floating point number," any rational number, usually used with decimals such as 2.8 or 3.14159.


A set of letters, numbers, or other characters.

Strings are a type. They are the basic unit of text in Python and all the other types except integers may contain strings.


x="Hello World"

print (x) 

>>>Hello World


A list with a fixed number of elements. ie x=(1,2,3) parentheses makes it a tuple.

A tuple is an unchangeable sequence of values.


x = ("element 1", "element 2", "element 3")


A list is a changeable sequence of data. A list is contained by square brackets i.e. [1,2,3]



print (x)



A type with multiple elements i.e. x = {1: 'a','b': 2,3: 3} where you address the elements with, e.g., a text.


x={'Hello':'hola', 'Bye':'adios'}



>>> {'Hello':'hola', 'Bye':'adios'}

Source with more info.:

Gilberto Rogel García



#mastery08 Python conventions (Zen of Python)

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The zen of python is, according to long time Pythoneer Tim Peters, a set of rules you have to follow or at least to take into account while coding in python which are:

Beautiful is better than ugly.

Explicit is better than implicit.

Simple is better than complex.

Complex is better than complicated.

Flat is better than nested.

Sparse is better than dense.

Readability counts.

Special cases aren't special enough to break the rules.

Although practicality beats purity.

Errors should never pass silently.

Unless explicitly silenced.

In the face of ambiguity, refuse the temptation to guess.

There should be one-- and preferably only one --obvious way to do it.

Although that way may not be obvious at first unless you're Dutch.

Now is better than never.

Although never is often better than *right* now.

If the implementation is hard to explain, it's a bad idea.

If the implementation is easy to explain, it may be a good idea.

Namespaces are one honking great idea -- let's do more of those!




Gilberto Rogel García

#quiz11 Gone bananas for files

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Codes here

-The first code uses a file named random_numbers.txt

-The second code uses a file named banana.txt and finds the word "banana" in that text and then shows you how many times did it find that word.


Gilberto Rogel García


#WSQ15 Final Dash

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I still have to do 9 masteries and 2 wsqs so my plan is to finish every WSQ and MASTERY before tuesday midnight so i can have plenty of time to study for the final exam on thursday 7th 

Gilberto Rogel García 

#ECOS #TC1014

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Every student must evaluate their teachers in order to know who are the best teachers so that the incoming students know who should they put their classes with, so they can learn more and better that will be useful for them in the future.

Gilberto Rogel García

#QUIZ10 Wish Lists

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Useful link: HERE

Link for the codes: HERE


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