﻿ Recursive Python function: Count None values in list

# Recursive Python function: Count None values in list

## Python None Data Type: Exercise-7 with Solution

Write a Python function that counts None values in a list recursively. Return 0 if the list is empty.

Sample Solution:

Code:

``````def count_none(input_list):
if not input_list:
return 0

return 1 + count_none(tail)
else:
return count_none(tail)

def main():
try:
values_list = [None, "Red", None, 8, None, True]
result = count_none(values_list)

print("Number of None values:", result)
except Exception as e:
print("An error occurred:", e)

if __name__ == "__main__":
main()
``````

Output:

```Number of None values: 3
```

In the exercise above, the "count_none()" function uses recursion to process the input list. It checks if the list is empty; if it is, it returns 0. Alternatively, it separates the first element (head) from the rest (tail). In case head is 'None', it increments the count and calls the function recursively with the remaining tail. If head is not 'None', it calls the function recursively with the remaining tail. The "main()" function demonstrates the function's usage by providing a sample list of values.

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