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This module provides a preview of code that will be explained in more detail in the module titled Itse1359-1080p-Lists Part 1.

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This module is one in a collection of modules on Python designed for teaching ITSE 1359 Introduction to Scripting Languages: Python at Austin Community College in Austin, TX. This module provides a preview of some of the code that will beexplained in more detail in the module titled Itse1359-1080-Lists Part 1 in this book .

Viewing tip

I recommend that you open another copy of this module in a separate browser window and use the following links to easily find and view the Figuresand Listings while you are reading about them.

(Note to blind and visually impaired students: The Figures and Listings in this module are presented in plain text format and shouldbe accessible using an audio screen reader or a braille display.)


  • Figure 1 . Program output for example list.


  • Listing 1 . Program code template for example list.

General background information

This module provides a preview of code that will be explained in more detail in a future module. The purpose of this module is to provide an opportunity foryou to work through and to think about the code on your own before reading the explanation. This should give you a clear assessment of what you already knowand what you don't yet understand. The hope is that by working through and thinking about the code before reading the explanation, you will be betterprepared to retain the knowledge later when you do read the explanation.

This approach is based loosely on the concept of Intentional Programming as incorporated in the instructor-led Java programming courseware that is available from TKP .

Discussion and sample code

Program output

You will be writing code based on instructions provided in comments. Once this program is completed, it should produce the outputshown in Figure 1 .

Figure 1. Program output for example list.
1. A string 2. [3.14, 59, 'A string']3. [3.14, 59, 'A string', 1024] 4. [3.14, 59, 'A string', 1024]


Copy the code template from Listing 1. into your favorite Python text editor or IDE. Then make the modifications described in the comments by replacing each instanceof #?? with one or more statements. Feel free to run the program at any point in the process inorder to compare your output with the required output shown in Figure 1 .

Listing 1. Program code template for example list.
theList = [3.14,59,"A string",1024] """Print the output shown on Line 1."""#?? """Print the output shown on Line 2."""#?? """Print the output shown on Line 3 using a slice of theList."""#?? print("4.",theList)

Answers in the back of the book

If you get stuck and are unable to successfully complete the modifications, you will find the correct code in the module titled Itse1359-1080-Lists Part 1 exceptthat the code in that module does not produce the line numbers shown in Figure 1 .


This section contains a variety of miscellaneous information.

Housekeeping material
  • Module name: Itse1359-1080pa-Preview-01-Lists Part 1
  • File: Itse1359-1080pa.htm
  • Published: 03/21/15
  • Revised: 03/26/15

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Affiliation : I am a professor of Computer Information Technology at Austin Community College in Austin, TX.


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