Characters counting

Created by Julien Palard

Print the number of characters in the given paragraph.

I prefilled the answer box with the paragraph, and assigned it the name whetting_your_appetite.

Just in case you loose it, here it is, so you can copy/paste it:

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."

Advice

You'll need the len function, which can measure almost anything: lists, strings, …

If you feel lost, you should start by reading the string tutorial.

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How do functions work

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 5.

What's given back by a function can be used:

  • By naming the given value using a variable.
  • By passing the given value directly to another function.

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)

or:

print(max(1, 5, 2))