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Python Introducing Lists Using Lists Continental

Ali Abadi
Ali Abadi
2,885 Points

Python - String Indexing

Need help, i've used the same code on the python idol and it works without any issues. please help me with this. thanks

continents = [
    'South America',
    'North America',
check = 'A'
print("continents: ")
res = [idx for idx in continents if idx[0].lower() == check.lower()]
print("* " + str(res))

2 Answers

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
228,978 Points

This runs, but it does something other than what the challenge is asking for. To clarify, here's what the program outputs now:


  • ['Asia', 'Africa', 'Antarctica', 'Australia']

But this is what the challenge is looking for:

  • Asia
  • Africa
  • Antarctica
  • Australia

Also, while list digests are great the error message explicitly says "Make sure you use a for in loop to iterate through the countries".

check = 'A' print("continents: ") for idx in continents: if idx[0]== check: print("* " + idx)