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Python Python Collections (2016, retired 2019) Slices Back and Forth

guys where am i getting wrong

favorite_things = ['raindrops on roses', 'whiskers on kittens', 'bright copper kettles', 'warm woolen mittens', 'bright paper packages tied up with string', 'cream colored ponies', 'crisp apple strudels']

item1 = favorite_things.pop(1) item2 = favorite_things.pop(1) item3 = favorite_things.pop(1)

slice1 = [] slice1.append(item1) slice1.append(item2) slice1.append(item3)

slice2 = favorite_things[2:]

sorted_things = favorite_things[:]

sorted_things.sort()

slices.py
favorite_things = ['raindrops on roses', 'whiskers on kittens', 'bright copper kettles',
                   'warm woolen mittens', 'bright paper packages tied up with string',
                   'cream colored ponies', 'crisp apple strudels']

item1 = favorite_things.pop(1)
item2 = favorite_things.pop(1)
item3 = favorite_things.pop(1)

slice1 = []
slice1.append(item1)
slice1.append(item2)
slice1.append(item3)

slice2 = favorite_things[2:]

sorted_things = favorite_things[:]

sorted_things.sort()

3 Answers

Tim Rach
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Tim Rach
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You used .pop() to get items of. It´s all about slices.

The first challenge: "that has the second, third, and fourth items"

slice1 = favorite_things[1:4]

Second challenge: "Get the last two items from favorite_things and put them into slice2."

slice2 = favorite_things[-2:]

Third challenge: "Make a copy of favorite_things and name it sorted_things. Then use .sort() to sort sorted_things."

sorted_things = favorite_things[:]
sorted_things.sort()

Sorry to necro a thread, but I've just finished this task and I wanted to ask a question about the 3rd part.

I tried to combine the last 2 steps into 1 by trying

sorted_things = favorite_things[:].sort()

but my variable stayed empty. Is there a way to do the slice and the sort in the same line?

Cheers, Owen

Nice! That works great! Thanks!