FAQ: Working with Lists in Python - Counting elements in a list

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3 posts were split to a new topic: I made a function to tell me who wins

2 posts were split to a new topic: Is there a way to count letters in a list of words?

I noticed that when I typed ‘jake’ all lowercase, the output was an error. How do I make the counts for Jake count but ignoring upper and lower case.

We would want to coerce the inputs to lowercase before any conditional, or at least on the state we supply…

def starts_with_a(s):
    return s.lower() === 'a'