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Now that we've spent some time learning about Python's capabilities for working with strings, let's have a little fun with lists.

Before repeating our trick with dir() to see what methods and attributes we have to work with, let's learn some syntax specific to lists.

First, we define a new list through assignment:

>>> breakfast = ['outmeal', 'eggs', 'toast']

Let's try some of our usual tricks:

>>> breakfast
[oatmeal, 'eggs', 'toast']
>>> type(breakfast)
<class 'list'>

Let's try accessing a specific item within the list using an approach called "slicing." (Notice the square brackets.)

>>> breakfast[0]
>>> breakfast[2]

Now let's try our dir() function on our breakfastlist, just as we did for ouromelas` string. Take some time to explore how the various methods work. Here are some of the most immediately useful:


Making an Archive

Open VS Code and enter a list of books as strings in a list.

for loop

search in the archive

ask for the search term from the user

What are semantics?

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