In this section, we will walk you through
while loop that executes a number of statements for a specified number of times.
while loop, if the condition is
True, control enters into the body of
while and statements inside are executed. This process continues until the condition becomes
while loop is mostly used when you don’t know how many times the statements are going to be executed (total number of iterations).
The following is the syntax of Python
while condition: block of statements
Here, if the
True, control enters the body of
while and the block of statements is executed. When the condition becomes
False, the iteration will be stopped and the loop is terminated.
while Loop Example
The following program calculates the sum of the first five even numbers:
sum = 0 i = 0 #initializing counter variable at 0 while i <= 10: sum = sum + i i = i + 2 #incrementing counter variable with inter of 2 for even numbers print("Sum of the first five even numbers =", sum)
Sum of the first five even numbers = 30
Firstly, you need to initialize the value of your counter variable
i. Then you have
while loop containing a condition which tells that the loop should be terminated if
i becomes greater than 10. Then counter variable
i is incremented by adding 2 in each iteration which will generate even numbers as initially
i was zero.
i becomes 12, the loop is terminated and the
sum is printed. In each iteration of the loop, the value of
i is added to
while Loop With
while loop, you can also have an
else part which will be executed when the
while is evaluated to be
If you use
break to terminate the
while loop, it will ignore the
count = 0 while count < 4: print("You are inside while loop") count = count + 1 else: print("You are in else part")
You are inside while loop You are inside while loop You are inside while loop You are inside while loop You are in else part
count becomes greater than 4,
else part is executed.