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- to build your skill applying computational thinking to a problem
- to assess your knowledge and skills of different programming practices
What is this problem set trying to do
We are using slicing in a string to solve a fun problem.
A palindrome is a word, number, phrase, or other sequence of characters which reads the same backward as forward, such as taco cat, madam, racecar, or the number 10801.
Write a program which takes in a number or word and outputs if that number or phrase is a palindrome. The output should be "True" if the input is a palindrome or "False" if it is not a palindrome.
How you will be assessed
Your solution will be graded using the following axis:
- To what extent does your code implement the features required by our specification?
- To what extent is there evidence of effort?
- To what extent did your code meet specifications?
- To what extent did your code meet unit tests?
- To what extent is your code free of bugs?
- To what extent is your code written well (i.e. clearly, efficiently, elegantly, and/or logically)?
- To what extent is your code eliminating repetition?
- To what extent is your code using functions appropriately?
- To what extent is your code readable?
- To what extent is your code commented?
- To what extent are your variables well named?
- To what extent do you adhere to style guide?
A possible solution
Click the expand link to see one possible solution, but NOT before you have tried and failed!
Thank you to Max for this elegant solution! a = input("Enter word that might be palindrome: ") a = a.join(' ') if a[::-1] == a: print("It's a palindrome!") else: print("It's not a palindrome!")