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Python Python Collections (2016, retired 2019) Lists Disemvowel

whats wrong with my code

on line 6, its showing me errors with tabs

disemvowel.py
def disemvowel(word):

    for letter in word:
        if letter == "a" or letter == "e" or letter =="i" or letter == "o" or letter == "u" or letter=="A" or letter == "E" or letter == "I":
            word=("").join(word[:word.index(i)]+word[word.index(i)+1:])
        elif letter=="O" or letter =="U":
            word=("").join(word[:word.index(i)]+word[word.index(i)+1:])

    return word

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
230,231 Points

I tried it and I get a different error: "NameError: name 'i' is not defined". Your strategy is unusual yet essentially sound, but to get the index you need will require some refactoring of the loop.

You should also be aware that modifying an iterable while it is controlling a loop can cause the loop to skip items. You might need to use a copy of the iterable instead.

Bonus hint: The membership operator ("in") can make your testing much more compact:

        if letter in "aeiouAEIOU":