FAQ: Radix Sort: Python - Bucketing Numbers

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Sorting Algorithms

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Radix-Sort Ch 3 (link in the very bottom)


I think the instructions are unclear in this exercise. Please see below

Directions: We’ll need to iterate over being_sorted . Grab each value of being_sorted and save it as the temporary variable number .

#My input:
 for value in being_sorted:
    number = value
# gives Error message: Are you iterating through each `number` in `being_sorted` ?
#The accepted input:
  for number in being_sorted:
    temp = number


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Step 6: “break out of the for loop” is a poor choice of words. I misinterpreted it to mean that I should use a break statement to stop the loop after the first iteration. A better wording would be, “Outside of the for loop, return digits.”

Also, it would really help if you provided some test statements to demonstrate what our code does.

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Yes, I agree that this is an inaccurate statement. As to testing, it’s a good exercise for us to do it by ourselves at this point in the path (in my opinion).

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