The forloop is another control-flow statement in Python; it allows a program to repeatedly execute a block of code. The process of doing the same thing repeatedly is called iteration. Want to traverse a list and do some computation with each element? Use a for-loop. Want your program to do something a set number of times? Use a for loop.

Lessons - watch before lecture

  1. The For-Loop (8 minutes) Anatomy of the for loop
  2. For-Loop Design (6 minutes) Some examples of using for loops on lists (,
  3. Range-Based For-Loops (9 minutes) Use a for loop to perform definite iteration--repeating some action a set number of times

Optional reading 4.2 and 10.3

Lecture materials

Slides: individual slides for viewing, 6-up layout for printing

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Lecture Recording

Answers to the questions on slides 16, 25, and 37: See the lecture slides file above for the questions. After solving the problems yourself, you can check your answers here.