Python while Loops

Python while Loops

The while statement in Python is one of most general ways to perform iteration. A while statement will repeatedly execute a single statement or group of statements as long as the condition is true. The reason it is called a ‘loop’ is because the code statements are looped through over and over again until the condition is no longer met.

The general format of a while loop is:

while test:
    code statements
    final code statements

Let’s look at a few simple while loops in action.