Print the number of characters in the given paragraph.
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whetting_your_appetite = "Python is an easy to learn, powerful programming language. It has efficient high-level data structures and a simple but effective approach to object-oriented programming. Python’s elegant syntax and dynamic typing, together with its interpreted nature, make it an ideal language for scripting and rapid application development in many areas on most platforms."
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function, which can measure almost anything: lists, strings, …
If you feel lost, you should start by reading the string tutorial.
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A function is a named thing, that take a value (or multiple ones), do something with it, and often give back another value.
A basic example would be the
max function that take multiple values
and give back the biggest one, the syntax is:
max(1, 5, 2)
and it would give back
What's given back by a function can be used:
Typically if you want to print the
5 from the previous example, you
can either do:
biggest_one = max(1, 5, 2) print(biggest_one)
print(max(1, 5, 2))