pyg = ‘ay’

original = raw_input(‘Enter a word:’)

if len(original) > 0 and original.isalpha():
print new_word
print ‘empty’
in setting new_word to new_word[1:len(new_word)] shouldn’t it be new_word[1:len(new_word)-1]
BC new_word[] counts from 0 but len() counts from 1
i mean if i have word like s=“hello” if i want to get last letter “o”. i will use s[4] to get "o"
if i get it’s length by len(s) i will get 5
any help??




is called string slicing, you take a slice of string which is stored in new_word variable

list slicing has the following general syntax:

"your string"[start_value:stop_value]

but the slicing is exclusive (lesser then <) then the stop value, not lesser then or equal to (<=) the stop value, as such, we don’t have to subtract one


Additionally you can omit the boundaries to indicate that you want to/from the end, so for example [:] (both boundaries omitted) will copy the whole thing because that says from the start to the end


In the current case, you can omit the end boundary as follows, which copies all characters except for the one at index 0

new_word = new_word[1:]


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