Actually the division prior only matters for ODD numbers because if it’s even it divides into an integer anyway. Take your example, if you have a list that is 9 long, divided by two is 4.5, rounded down is 4, yet when it’s an odd amount of numbers the middle number is actually place 5 in the list but when I’m displaying the number I am using THE INDEX, which starts as 0 and that means the middle number is the FOURTH index, which translates to the FIFTH number in the list, since I return the 4th INDEX, which is the FIFTH number.
I’m using Pycharm, the code I posted works perfectly in PyCharm, so as I say, something is wrong with CodeAcadaemy in this instance.
Sorry but you’re wrong, check and see the exact same code for yourself functioning exactly as intended
4, 5, 5, 4 length is 4.
middle = len(numbers) // 2 # In this case it is 2.
if len(numbers) % 2 == 0: # In this case it is
median = float(numbers[middle] + numbers[middle = 1]) / 2)
In this instance I am storing as a float the equation of (5 + 4) / 2 which is 4.5, being stored as a float, in median and returning it, which is 4.5
I’m not struggling in the slightest as you can clearly see unless you’re saying my PyCharm is magically broken and not functioning as intended, I type cast the equation as type float which will store the equation, as a float in to the variable called median.
Thank you for taking the time and baring with me and i am very sorry if I came across in a negative way towards you at all, it’s my bad for not understanding properly and I should have thought better about my responds and what it is you’re explaining.
Keep up the excellent work you’re doing here and in future I’ll do better to articulate, respond and understand what I’m being told.
apology accepted, i understand, programming can be frustrating
although that is true, the response was very much not where you where expecting, so then it can be difficult to accept
i will, thank you
Given your response, i assume you solved the issue?
PS, i also wished the codecademy course was python3, but i don’t have a say in these things. Furthermore, understanding some of the differences can make you better at python and maybe even programming in general.