10. Ending up Pyg lating


TASK: Set new_word equal to the slice from the 1st index all the way to the end of new_word. Use [1:len(new_word)] to do this

pyg = ‘ay’

original = raw_input(‘Enter a word:’)

if len(original) > 0 and original.isalpha():
word = original.lower()
first = word[0]
print ‘empty’

i dont know whats wrong with my code i literally did what they told me


what you attempt here:


is named string slicing (or list slicing, depending on the data type)

which has the following general syntax:


you forgot to specify the string which python needs to slice. How else does python know what to slice?


new_word= new_word[1:len(new_word)] ok i added new_word…the code in console doesnt seem to give output put the excersies seems to be marked with a check like its finished but the codes doesnt work…

EDIT: nvm i forgot to put print new_word



It doesn’t work is always a vague description :wink: It could be many things

If you want output, a print statement is certainly very useful. Good you figured it out :slight_smile:


thanks brotha…jsut staretd learning python and its ■■■■■■■ frustrating…good to have u u already helped me once in the past


Programming is very frustrating indeed. I would say it gets a little bit less frustrating, which is true, but the frustration will never go away completely. I recently was frustrated after spending 2 hours on a bug which turned out to be a single space too many :frowning:

i did, i forgot (for that i help to many people), but then i can look in your activity feed, and read the topic, and then i remember.

I can highly recommend you to read this topic:

How do I format code in my posts?

because without format, indent doesn’t show, look:

no indent in your code, if there is then an indent issues, its really difficult for someone helping you to find it.


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