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Computer Lab 04, Iterables

more complex data types: Strings, tuples, lists. Traversing. Basic methods.


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practical work

implement the following functions and test them appropriately.


def count_chars(string, char):
    """Return the number of occurances of char in string.
    :param string: a string. Example "hello world"
    :param char: character. Example "l"
    :return: int number of char occurences in string
    >>> count_chars("hello","l")

def replace_chars(string, char_original, char_replacement):
    """Return a new string with all occurences of char_original replaced by char_replacement.
    :param string: string in which some chars shall be replaced
    :param char_original: character to be replaced
    :param char_replacement: character to be inserted instead of char_original
    :return: a new string with replaced characters
    >>> replace_chars("hello","h","H")

def reverse_string(string):
    """Return a reversed version of string.
    :param string: string to be reversed
    :return: reversed string
    >>> reverse_string("hello")

def is_palindrom(string):
    """Return True if and only if the string is equal to its reversed version.
    :param string: string to check for palindrom
    :return: boolean
    >>> is_palindrom("aka")
    >>> is_palindrom("hello")


def remove_duplicates(items):
    """Remove duplicate items.
    :param items: input list, can contain anything
    :return: (unique_list, duplicates)
        unique_list - a list with unique items only
        duplicates - a list with items that were in items more than once
    >>> remove_duplicates(['h','e','l','l','o'])


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