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# Python Looping Through a Range

## The range() Function

To loop through a set of code a specified number of times, we can use the range() function,

The range() function returns a sequence of numbers, starting from 0 by default, and increments by 1 (by default), and ends at a specified number.

### Example

Using the range() function:

for x in range(6):
print(x)
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Note that range(6) is not the values of 0 to 6, but the values 0 to 5.

The range() function defaults to 0 as a starting value, however it is possible to specify the starting value by adding a parameter: range(2, 6), which means values from 2 to 6 (but not including 6):

### Example

Using the start parameter:

for x in range(2, 6):
print(x)
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The range() function defaults to increment the sequence by 1, however it is possible to specify the increment value by adding a third parameter: range(2, 30, 3):

### Example

Increment the sequence with 3 (default is 1):

for x in range(2, 30, 3):
print(x)
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