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Michele Dashiell
Michele Dashiell
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My biggest problem with Python and the quizzes and really in general

So I think the biggest problem that I have with Python and the quizzes ( and really writing Python in general) are the indents. I am having trouble with deciding how much to indent certain things, like while and for loops and functions. Can anyone point me to somewhere that explains the python indent rules in detail? Thanks!

1 Answer

Basically, whenever you use a colon, you will indent the following lines (which are a block) that go with the line with the colon. For an if statement, you would want to indent everything that comes after what you want to test. Ex:

if color == blue:
    print('The color is blue!')
print('This is no longer in the if statement because it is not indented')

That is just a simple example. I did a quick google search and this site came up for indents: http://www.diveintopython.net/getting_to_know_python/indenting_code.html

Hope this helps!