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Python Python Basics (2015) Python Data Types List cleanup

Alfredo olivier
Alfredo olivier
1,669 Points

whats wrong with my code

says my list assignment out of range

messy = [5, 2, 8, 1, 3]
del messy[8]

2 Answers

Wade Williams
Wade Williams
24,476 Points

With del you need to provide the index of the item you want to delete. Your code is trying to delete the item at index 8 when there's only 5 items in your list. You want to delete the 8 which is at index 2.

messy = [5, 2, 8, 1, 3]
del messy[2]