Python: Data Aggregation (Strings)
Like with number aggregation, string aggregation involves not knowing what the strings contain and how big they are.
Imagine a function that knows how to multiply a string; it repeats it a specified number of times:
repeat('hexlet', 3) # 'hexlethexlethexlet'
The principle of how this function works is that in the loop, the string is “incremented” a specified number of times:
def repeat(text, times): # The neutral element for strings is an empty string result = '' i = 1 while i <= times: # Each time we add the string to the result result = result + text i = i + 1 return result
Let's break down the code's execution into steps:
# To call repeat('hexlet', 3) result = '' result = result + 'hexlet' # hexlet result = result + 'hexlet' # hexlethexlet result = result + 'hexlet' # hexlethexlethexlet
Implement a function called
join_numbers_from_range() that combines all the numbers from a range into a string:
join_numbers_from_range(1, 1) # '1' join_numbers_from_range(2, 3) # '23' join_numbers_from_range(5, 10) # '5678910'
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