Oct. 22, 2015

Break and Continue Statements

Break statements exist in Python to exit or "break" a for or while conditional loop. When the loop ends, the code picks up from and executes the next line immediately following the loop that was broken. 

numbers = (1, 2, 3)
num_sum = 0
count = 0
for x in numbers:
        num_sum = num_sum + x
        count = count + 1
        if count == 2:

In this example, the loop will break after the count is equal to 2.


The continue statement is used to skip code within a loop for certain iterations of the loop. After the code is skipped, the loop continues where it left off. 

for x in range(4):
   if (x==2):

This example would print all numbers from 0-4 except 2.

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