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Python Python Basics (Retired) Shopping List Lists and Strings

adding lists

hi..how do you add your name on a list on python


2 Answers

Cristian Altin
Cristian Altin
12,165 Points

The split() function applied to a string generates a list for you by separating items at every space within the string (default behaviour). Just an extra note: list items won't contain any spaces when you use it

I also suggest to re-watch videos when you don't feel like you got something since the exercises build up on things you learned in the previous videos.

Gavin Ralston
Gavin Ralston
28,770 Points

Create a variable named full_name that holds your full name. Make another variable named name_list that holds your full name as a list, split on the spaces. Don't create name_list manually!

So, the first step would look like so:

full_name = "My Name"

The second part of the challenge is to take that variable full_name and its content up by using the space character as the delimiter (the character to split strings with) and then store that in a new variable called name_list

There's a handy string method called split which should help with that, and this video has a demonstration of that at around the three minute mark.

Thanks Gavin