I don't get the concept of loops yet. I got the following code:

```
x=0
while x < n:
x = x+1
print x
```

which prints 1,2,3,4,5.

That's fine, but how do I access the computation, that was done in the loop? e.g., how do I return the product of the loop( 5*4*3*2*1)?

Thanks.

Edit:

**That was my final code:**

```
def factorial(n):
result = 1
while n >= 1:
result = result *n
n=n-1
return result
```

You want to introduce one more variable (`total`

) which contains accumulated value of a bunch of actions:

```
total = 1
x = 1
while x <= 5:
total *= x
x += 1
print x, total
print 'total:', total
```

Actually, more pythonic way:

```
total = 1
n = 5
for x in xrange(1, n + 1):
total *= x
print total
```

Note, that the initial value of `total`

must be `1`

and not `0`

since in the latter case you will always receive `0`

as a result (`0*1*..`

is always equals to `0`

).