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Python | Sequences exercise | Practise slicing strings of text to get farmyard animals
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The syntax of slicing is shown by this example:
# an example to start us off
print("So have we spun"[0::3])
This would print out the word sheep (it would take the characters beginning at the first one, going on to the last one and picking out every 3rd character).
Using the same sort of syntax, see if you can find these animals:
- Print the first 3 letters of the word catastrophe.
- Print letters 4 to 6 from The Dogs of War.
- Print the last 3 letters from The Trouble with Lichen.
- Print every other character from Springy.
- Print every other character from meagre, starting with the penultimate one and going backwards.
You can use -1 to refer to the last character, -2 to refer to the penultimate character, etc, and use a negative step value to go backwards rather than forwards in your text.
Save your complete program as Old McDonald.py, then close it down.