This community-built FAQ covers the “Maintaining Order” exercise in Codecademy’s lessons on Python.
FAQs for the Codecademy Python exercise Maintaining Order:
Join the Discussion. We Want to Hear From You!
Have a new question or can answer someone else’s? Reply () to an existing thread!
Agree with a comment or answer? Like () to up-vote the contribution!
Need broader help or resources about Python in general? Go here!
Want to take the conversation in a totally different direction? Join our wider discussions.
Learn more about how to use this guide.
Found a bug? Report it!
Have a question about your account, billing, Pro, or Pro Intensive? Reach out to our support team!
None of the above? Find out where to ask other questions here!
The following are links to additional questions that our community has asked about this exercise:
- This list will contain other frequently asked questions that aren’t quite as popular as the ones above.
- Currently there have not been enough questions asked and answered about this exercise to populate this FAQ section.
- This FAQ is built and maintained by you, the Codecademy community – help yourself and other learners like you by contributing!
Not seeing your question? It may still have been asked before – try () in the top-right of this page. Still can’t find it? Ask it below by hitting the reply button below this post ().
No issues with the exercise, at all. But, I’m just curious at to why it says on the ‘insert’ example that inserting “dog” at index 1 moves everything down by 1. Surely, it moves everything UP by 1 (i.e. “bat” goes from index 1 to 2, and “cat” goes from index 2 to 3)? Or have I completely misunderstood what this means?
Can you share the exercise url? I don’t see it anywhere in this FAQ topic
the indices go up indeed, but the instructions do not refer to the indices.
a list is a queue of items, so lets say you are in queue for a theme park ride. The moment someone is placed in front of you, you moved further down the queue.
I’m curious about inserting the variable in this exercise. Why don’t .insert(animals.index(“duck”), “…”) instead of the variable?
@jjhiggins97, you will find that many of the scripts taught here (at least jn Python) employ intermediate variables for clarity.