In the text editor, you will find the code for the
linear_search() function that we implemented in Python.
When called, our function returns either an index of an element that matches the target value or a
ValueError express that the value was not found.
The text editor includes the code for the
linear_search() function, a list of numbers called
number_list and a variable called
target_number, which stores target value that we will be searching for in
Let’s practice calling
linear_search() and explore the return values for different calls to the function.
We’re searching for
linear_search() to find whether the
target_number is in
number_list and set this to the variable
We won’t always find what we’re looking for.
try block provided, search for
100 to see what happens when a value is not found in the list.