Input Patterns 2024 06 08

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# Webinar Input Patterns 2024 June 8

# input() ALWAYS returns a string
# input()

# Some common patterns...
# 1 Recast a numeric string into an int or float
# 2 Breaking up a long string into a list of smaller strings
# 3 Break up a string containing numeric chars into a list of
#       recast ints or floats
# 4 One value tells you how many times to call input()
# 5 We DON'T KNOW how many times to call input(), but we know
#       a sentinel value to stop

# 1 Recast a numeric string into an int or float
7 # not the int 7, but the string "7"
# myInput = input()
# myInput = float(input()) # or int(input())
# print(myInput)
# print(type(myInput).__name__)


# 2 Breaking up a long string into a list of smaller strings
# "Pat Silly Doe" or "Julia Clark"
# myInput = input()
# strList = myInput.split()
# print(strList)
# strList = input().split()
# print(strList)

# 3 Break up a string containing numeric chars into a list of
#       recast ints or floats
# 22 88 32 68
# myInput = input().split()
# print(myInput)
# numList = [] # filtering pattern, "fill the basket"
# for num in myInput:
#     # recast as int
#     # stick into new list
#     # myInt = int(num)
#     numList.append(int(num))
# print(numList)

# 4 One value tells you HOW MANY TIMES to call input()
# Any "known number of times" means a for loop
# 5
# 30.0
# 50.0
# 10.0
# 100.0
# 65.0

# call input() to get the number of times
numTimes = int(input())
floatList = []

# loop over that range() to get the next inputs
# for n in range(numTimes): # range(0, numTimes)
#     nextInput = float(input())
#     floatList.append(nextInput)
#     # floatList.append(float(input())
# print(floatList)

# 5 We DON'T KNOW how many times to call input(), but we know to stop on some SENTINEL VALUE
# this is a WHILE loop condition

# get the first input()
# myInput = input()
#
# # set up a while loop using that var in its condition
# while myInput != "quit":
# while myInput != "-1": not -1 but "-1", pay attention to type or you'll have an infinite loop!
#     # do your stuff
#
#     # x += 1
#     myInput = input()

# Use a list for multiple sentinel values
# Stop on quit, or done, or d
myInput = input()
quitCommands = ["quit", "done", "d"]

while not myInput in quitCommands:
    # do your stuff
    myInput = input()

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