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July 1, 2010
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>>> for i in range(5):
... print i
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I really feel like a little more explanation is needed here. All the other examples talked about what was going on, but this one didn’t. Why did range(5) not go to 5? I know it’s because it create a zero based array and added 5 items to it, but this might not be so obvious to our young readers. Also, we just did our first loop with nary a mention of how important or power they are.
This needs more explanation, not just the Python command stuff to follow. 10 year olds like me don’t understand.
Hi Alex (and jscubbuage),
Part of my motivation is to have students fend for themselves a bit. As the course goes on it has more explanation (possibly too much!).
[This particular tutorial is an exercise in empiricism. I'm not trying to show what range(5) means so much as what it is.]
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