# Unexpected values in range loop

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Why does this code

```
primes := []int{2, 3, 5, 7}
for p := range primes {
fmt.Println(p)
}
```

```
0
1
2
3
```

## Answer

For arrays and slices, the range loop generates **two values**:

- first the index,
- then the data at this position.

If you omit the second value, you get only the indices.

To print the data, use the second value instead:

```
primes := []int{2, 3, 5, 7}
for _, p := range primes {
fmt.Println(p)
}
```

In this case, the blank identifier (underscore) is used for the return value you're not interested in.

See 4 basic range loop (for-each) patterns for all about range loops in Go.