Question: (Closed) what is y%x == 0 in python
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2.2 years ago by
mikysyc201670 wrote:
>>> for y in range(2,N):
...      for x in range(2,y):
...           if y%x == 0:
...              print(y,'equals',x,'*',y//x)
...              break

Do not understand " y%x " Thanks!

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ADD COMMENTlink modified 2.2 years ago by WouterDeCoster44k • written 2.2 years ago by mikysyc201670

This is not a software error and I think this could be solved pretty quickly with a google search!

This is a modulus in python and returns the remainder of a division. Your code is saying if y/x has no remainder, do something.

a quick example of modulus: 3%1 returns 0 because 3/1 has no remainder, 3 is divisible by 1. 3%2 returns 1 because 3/2 has a remainder of 1.

ADD REPLYlink written 2.2 years ago by drkennetz500

This is not a bioinformatics-related question!

Hint: Try to Google modulus operator in Python.

ADD REPLYlink modified 2.2 years ago • written 2.2 years ago by Sej Modha4.7k

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