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Python Python Sequences Sequence Iteration Iterating with Ranges

Oliver Palmer
Oliver Palmer
1,774 Points

Why 'i' for the variable name?

Ashley uses 'i' for the variable name here...

Why 'i' in particular? Does it stand for something?

1 Answer

Clayton Perszyk
Clayton Perszyk
Treehouse Moderator 48,476 Points

Not sure what the code is that you're referencing, but generally, i means index... It's common practice to use i as a variable in loops, where each iteration holds the current index.

Chris Freeman
Chris Freeman
Treehouse Moderator 68,064 Points

...and then by extension, j, k, etc. are also used as looping indexes.