Looping With Python enumerate()

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In Python, a for loop is usually written as a loop over an iterable object. This means that you don’t need a counting variable to access items in the iterable. Sometimes, though, you do want to have a variable that changes on each loop iteration. Rather than creating and incrementing a variable yourself, you can use Python’s enumerate() to get a counter and the value from the iterable at the same time!

In this course, you’ll see how to:

Use enumerate() to get a counter in a loop
Apply enumerate() to display item counts
Implement your own equivalent function to enumerate()
Unpack values returned by enumerate()

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