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Loop Control Statements in Python Programming

Hello dear readers! Welcome back to another edition of our tutorial on Python. In this tutorial guide, we are going to be discussing about the Loop control statements in Python.

Normally, statements are executed sequentially: The first statement in a function is executed first and then followed by the second, and so on. There may be a situation when you need to execute a block of code several number of times.

Python provides different control structures that allows for more complicated execution paths.

A loop control statement lets you to execute a statement or group of statements multiple times.

Flow Chart

The following diagram illustrates the flow chart of the loop control statement in Python -

Python provides its users with the following types of loops to handle various looping requirements -

Sr.No.Loop Type & Description
1while loop
Repeats a statement or group of statements while a given condition is TRUE. It tests the condition before executing the loop body.
2for loop
Executes a sequence of statements multiple times and abbreviates the code that manages the loop variable.
3nested loops
You can use one or more loop inside any another while, for or do..while loop.

Loop Control Statements

Loop control statements in Python changes execution from its normal sequence. When execution leaves a scope, all the automatic objects that where created in that scope gets destroyed.

Below are the control statements supported by Python -

Sr.No.Control Statement & Description
1break statement
Terminates the loop statement and transfers execution to the statement immediately following the loop.
2continue statement
Causes the loop to skip the remainder of its body and immediately retest its condition prior to reiterating.
3pass statement
The pass statement in Python is used when a statement is required syntactically but you do not want any command or code to execute.

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