A generator is a function that serves as an iterator. It returns a sequence of values, one for each invocation of the function. This lesson shows you how to create a generator function.
- [Instructor] A generator is a special class of function…that serves as an iterator…instead of returning a single value…the generator returns a stream of values.…Here in Komodo I've opened a working copy of generator.py…from chapter seven of the exercise files…and first I want to show you the problem that…this generator is solving.…If instead of calling my function I call…range here and save and run…you notice I've specified the number 25…and in a result it counts from zero to 24,…which is 25 values starting at zero.…
I find that a little bit confusing myself at times…and so I created a version of range…that I call inclusive range.…It simply works exactly like range…only it returns all of the values from zero…all the way up to 25, so when I save and run this you see…that my result now includes the 25.…You're welcome to use which ever version of this you like,…but it's great as an illustration of how a generator works,…because that's what range is is it's a generator.…
So let's take a look at the generator function.…
- Python anatomy
- Types and values
- Conditionals and operators
- Building loops
- Defining functions
- Python data structures: lists, tuples, sets, and more
- Creating classes
- Handling exceptions
- Working with strings
- File input/output (I/O)
- Creating modules
- Integrating a database with Python db-api
Skill Level Intermediate
Python: Programming Efficientlywith Michele Vallisneri2h 15m Intermediate
2. Language Overview
3. Types and Values
8. Structured Data
11. String Objects
12. File I/O
13. Built-in Functions
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