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Python Python Basics (2015) Logic in Python Print "hi"

Trevor Wood
Trevor Wood
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Understanding this python question

I just had this problem where it asked me to multiple a string? I thought that Integers and strings could not use mathematical equations? Is this the only one?

def printer(counter): print(counter*"hi")

printer.py
def printer(counter):
  print(counter*"hi")

1 Answer

Yes, this seems to be unique to Python, as far as I know. Multiplying a string by an integer will create a new string, in which the first string is repeated the number of times of the integer's value.

I imagine it comes in handy for printing horizontal lines on a report: print(60 * "_")