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Hello!

I've been given a task where I need to compare two strings of DNA for similarity given a location.

There are two files: One which contains the alignment locations and the string of DNAs and one that contains the location that I am comparing. So far, I believe I have an algorithm that theoretically works... The only problem is, I keep getting errors and I do not understand why.

I don't know how to copy and paste from the Ubuntu terminal so this is an image of the code.
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I'm getting the error
IndexError: list index out of range

An example input is:
Example line for loc(ALU):
585 1963 103 4 0 chr1 16653 16925

Example line for loc1(Alignment):
1 chr7_random 9486 11031

Thanks
I believe the problem is in Syntax but I'm much better at Java than Python :cry:

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And by the way, you can copy from the Ubuntu terminal via Ctrl+Shift+C, and past into it with Ctrl+Shift+V. Now you can give us a full traceback, plus you should also provide the code segment which the error is in, and any other info we need to know pertaining to that code.

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Can you provide the complete traceback? It should give more info

I managed to fix it! I didn't notice a blank line in between each set of data.

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