FAQ: Loops & Iterators - Saving Multiple Values

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Hello. This question is from Lesson 5: Loops and Iterators Section 10: Saving Multiple Values

The Instructions are: Create a variable called my_array and set it equal to the numbers 1 through 5, inclusive, in order.
The solution is: my_array = [1,2,3,4,5]
My question is: How come we can’t code the following: my_array = [1…5]
(FYI: I only put 2 dots between the numbers 1 and 5. I don’t know how come the preview keeps showing 3 dots.)
I would think this would be very useful when dealing with much larger numbers.
(Maybe I just haven’t gotten to this lesson yet).
Thank you in advance for your assistance.

Hi, try

my_array = [1, 2, 3, 4, 5]
for num in 1…5


I tryied so… But nothing happened.

Hello @laurindaluiza and welcome to the Codecademy Forums!

Try using print num instead of only print, as coding only print doesn’t give the function anything to output.

Thank you. It helped me a lot… I was stuck.

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@laurindaluiza Try to use ‘my_array = [*1…5]’ instead. Then you can just print the my_array. Otherwise, the output will not reflect directly the number inside the array. For example, if you add a new value inside the array, it will automatically be printed.