Python has a system that might simplify your code called comprehensions. They allow you to turn your nested for loop into an amazing single line of code. In this series of videos we'll highlight some useful ways to use them.
This block of code is verbose.
old_list = 'abcde' new_list =  for i in range(len(old_list)): if i % 2 == 0: new_list.append(old_list[i]) new_list
It can be turned into a one-liner by using a comprehensions
[char for idx, char in enumerate('abcde') if idx % 2 == 0]
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