idimaimuna profile image M__ ・2 min read

Hi there, I hope you’re doing good.

I’m doing well as well and we are still pushing through the challenge and today was a review of some of the concepts learnt so far such as strings, input/output, conditionals and loops.

The challenge:*
Given a string S of length N that is indexed from 0 to N-1, print its even-indexed and odd-indexed characters as 2 space-separated strings on a single line.
For the input format: the first line contains an integer, T (the number of test cases) and each line i of the T test cases contains a string S.

From the given challenge we can break it down to the steps we need to carry out to complete it:
• Accept an input for the number of test cases one will need.
• Loop through the number of test cases and accept input for the strings
• Loop through each string and determine which characters are even-indexed and which are odd-indexed and store them in a variable.
• Print the final output as expected.

My Solution:

#integer input for the number of test cases
N = int(input())

#variables to hold the even and odd indexed characters; I used lists.
index_even = []
index_odd = []

#looping through each test case
for i in range(0,N):
    #input for the string
    string = input() 

    #empty the lists if they hold any strings 

    #loop through the string; item(index value) and char(character value)
    #enumerate() method eases looping through the string
    for item , char in enumerate(string):

        #conditional to check if the index is odd or even.
        #if even, the character is added to the index_even list respectively
        if item % 2 == 0:

    #transform the characters in the list to form a single word.
    print(''.join(index_even), ''.join(index_odd))

Sample Input:

Sample Output:
Hce akr
Rn ak

Every time one is learning something new, things tend to look foreign but with the help of Google you can be able to pick up a thing two and get yourself unstuck (There is nothing wrong with going to google for help).

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New programmer interested in web development and python as well. Aspiring to learn and be better than I started.


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Python is well known for its simplicity. This will work the same.

even = ''.join([string[i] for i in range(0, len(string), 2)])
odd = ''.join([string[i] for i in range(1, len(string), 2)])

That's really nice. Thanks