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Python Python Collections (Retired) Slices Slice Functions

Kody Dibble
Kody Dibble
2,554 Points

This is really bugging me...Not sure exactly how to make an iterable...is that just a string?

Slices first step out of three

def first_4(iterable)
return iterable[4]

1 Answer

Vittorio Somaschini
Vittorio Somaschini
33,371 Points

Hello Kody.

The code you wrote only returns only one element, the element with index 4. What we want here is a slice of the iterable, from element with index 0 up to the 4th element (included).

So the slice would be something like this: [0:4] where you can omit the 0