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list - printing specific item (within a list) which starts with a specific letter

I am trying to print items in a list which start with a specific letter. the code I used was

continents = ['Asia', 'South America', 'North America', 'Africa', 'Europe', 'Antarctica', 'Australia']

for a in continents: new_list = []
if a(0) == 'A' : new_list.append(a)


is there a more efficient way to do this?

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
216,017 Points

You don't need to create a new list, just print each one (or not) inside the loop.

Also, I would not expect "a(0)" to work. Indexing is normally done with square brackets: "a[0]".

And when posting code, always use the instructions for code formatting in the Markdown Cheatsheet pop-up below the "Add an Answer" area. :arrow_heading_down: Or watch this video on code formatting.