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Then the subscription selects the value in the mapping that corresponds to that key.

In other words, the system looks up the word in the dictionary and returns the value that corresponds to that word.

I will have more to say about mappings in a future module.

Slicing

I discussed slicing at some length in the earlier module titled Itse1359-1070-Strings Part 2 . I will simply refer you back to that module for the discussion on slicing.

A mutable sequence

According to the Python Language Reference -- 3.2. The standard type hierarchy :

Mutable sequences:

Mutable sequences can be changed after they are created.

There are currently two intrinsic mutable sequence types:

  • Lists - The items of a list are arbitrary Python objects. Lists are formed by placing a comma-separated list of expressions in square brackets. (Note that there are no special cases needed to form lists of length 0 or 1.)
  • Byte Arrays - A bytearray object is a mutable array. They are created by the built-in bytearray() constructor. Aside from being mutable (and hence unhashable), byte arrays otherwise provide the same interface andfunctionality as immutable bytes objects.

This module does not discuss ByteArrays .

A list

According to The Python Tutorial -- 3.1.3. Lists :

"Python knows a number of compound data types, used to group together other values. The most versatile is the list, which can be written as a list of comma-separated values (items) between square brackets. Lists might contain items of different types, but usually the items all have the same type.
Like strings (and all other built-in sequence type), lists can be indexed and sliced.
All slice operations return a new list containing the requested elements."

Some sample programs

Creating, indexing, and slicing lists

A list can be written as a sequence of comma-separated values (items) surrounded by square brackets.

Lists can also be nested within other lists.

List items do not all have to be of the same type.

An example list

The Python script shown in Listing 4 creates a simple list containing four elements of different types. The types of the elements are respectively, a float value, an integer , a string , and another integer .

Listing 4 . An example list.
# Illustrates creating, # indexing, and slicing lists.# #-------------------------------theList = [3.14,59,"A string",1024] print("Print index value 2")print(theList[2])print("Print a short slice") print(theList[0:3]) print("Print the entire list")print(theList[:100])

After creating the list, the program uses a subscription (index) to extract and print the value at index 2 (remember the first item is at index 0) .

Then it uses the slice notation to extract and print two different slices from the list.

The first slice extracts and prints the elements from index 0 through index 2 inclusive. (Remember, the items selected by a slice do not include the index specified by the upper limit value, which is 3 in this case.)

The second slice extracts and prints the entire list. If you don't understand these two slices, go back and review the module titled Itse1359-1070-Strings Part 2 where I discussslicing in detail.

Questions & Answers

where we get a research paper on Nano chemistry....?
Maira Reply
what are the products of Nano chemistry?
Maira Reply
There are lots of products of nano chemistry... Like nano coatings.....carbon fiber.. And lots of others..
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Even nanotechnology is pretty much all about chemistry... Its the chemistry on quantum or atomic level
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no nanotechnology is also a part of physics and maths it requires angle formulas and some pressure regarding concepts
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Preparation and Applications of Nanomaterial for Drug Delivery
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Application of nanotechnology in medicine
what is variations in raman spectra for nanomaterials
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I only see partial conversation and what's the question here!
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what about nanotechnology for water purification
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please someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think one can use nanoparticles, specially silver nanoparticles for water treatment.
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yes that's correct
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I think
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Nasa has use it in the 60's, copper as water purification in the moon travel.
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nanocopper obvius
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what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
Rafiq
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
Damian
How we are making nano material?
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what is a peer
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What is meant by 'nano scale'?
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What is STMs full form?
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scanning tunneling microscope
Sahil
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
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Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
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what is differents between GO and RGO?
Mahi
what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
Rafiq
if virus is killing to make ARTIFICIAL DNA OF GRAPHENE FOR KILLED THE VIRUS .THIS IS OUR ASSUMPTION
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analytical skills graphene is prepared to kill any type viruses .
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Any one who tell me about Preparation and application of Nanomaterial for drug Delivery
Hafiz
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
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The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
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nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Damian
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
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What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
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why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
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yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
Adin
why?
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what school?
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biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
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how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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