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Arun Patel1,180 Points
What's wrong with the odds function?
I tried the odds function separately in python Shell with slicing [::2], for e.g for "arunpatel", I got ['a', 'u', 'p', 't', 'l']. Is this not correct?
def first_4(str1): str2 = list(str1) if len(str2) >= 4: list1 = str2[:4] else: return return list1 def first_and_last_4(str1): str2 = list(str1) if len(str2) >= 8: list1 = str2[:4] + str2[-4:] else: return return list1 def odds(str1): str2 = list(str1) list1 = str2[::2] return list1
Steven Parker227,114 Points
You said "for "arunpatel", I got ['a', 'u', 'p', 't', 'l']. Is this not correct?", no that would be the items with even index numbers (0, 2, 4, ...etc). Remember that index numbers start at 0.