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Python Python Basics (Retired) Things That Count Exceptions

[SOLVED] IndexError: string index out of range

I am getting a IndexError: string index out of range

here is my code. I tripled check that it's the same as the teachers code but still I get this error.

Here is my code

user_string = input("What's your word? ")
user_num = input("What's your number? ")

try:
    our_num = int(user_num)
except: 
    our_num = float(user_num)

if not '.' in user_num:
    print(user_string[our_num])
else:
    ratio = round(len(user_string)*our_num)
    print(user_string[ratio])

EDIT: Never mind I got it. Silly me I used a small word and chose a big number.. That's why.

1 Answer

Oxana Nefedova
Oxana Nefedova
4,878 Points

You are right. Look at the formula : ratio = round(len(user_string)*our_num). If you take float number - 0.1 and word - Lord Hamish (two spaces). you get back - letter. IndexError: string index out of range - it's mean that you take big float number