# Noob question about lists in sum()

Hi there, I have a (presumably) very easy question:

```
var('k')
sum(1/k, k, 1, 5)
```

works, but

```
dings = [1 , 2, 3, 4, 5]
length = len(dings)
sum(1/dings[k], k, 0, length - 1)
```

does not.

Error Message:

```
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
File "_sage_input_6.py", line 10, in <module>
exec compile(u'open("___code___.py","w").write("# -*- coding: utf-8 -*-\\n" + _support_.preparse_worksheet_cell(base64.b64decode("ZGluZ3MgPSBbMSAsIDIsIDMsIDQsIDVdCmxlbmd0aCA9IGxlbihkaW5ncykKc3VtKDEvZGluZ3Nba10sIGssIDAsIGxlbmd0aCAtMSAp"),globals())+"\\n"); execfile(os.path.abspath("___code___.py"))
File "", line 1, in <module>
File "/tmp/tmpDDv20Z/___code___.py", line 5, in <module>
exec compile(u'sum(_sage_const_1 /dings[k], k, _sage_const_0 , length -_sage_const_1 )
File "", line 1, in <module>
File "expression.pyx", line 4163, in sage.symbolic.expression.Expression.__index__ (sage/symbolic/expression.cpp:20198)
File "expression.pyx", line 745, in sage.symbolic.expression.Expression._integer_ (sage/symbolic/expression.cpp:5152)
TypeError: unable to convert x (=k) to an integer
```

So I tried writing it with dings[int(k)], didn't work either.

Why? Thanks!