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Python Python Basics (2015) Python Data Types Use .split() and .join()

Sean Kochel
Sean Kochel
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Assistance using .split and .join in Python Basics

I tried the code displayed in this post. I also tried adding my .join after my .split. My logic is as follows:

create variable available create variable sundaes by splitting available at each semi-colon create a new sundaes variable by joining the old sundaes variable with a ", " update the menu given the new sundaes variable.

It keeps telling me that my code is breaking Task 1

available = "banana split;hot fudge;cherry;malted;black and white"

sundaes = available.split(";")

sundaes = sundaes.join(", ")

menu = "Our available flavors are: {}.".format(sundaes)

1 Answer

Haider Ali
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Haider Ali
Python Development Techdegree Graduate 24,728 Points

Hi there, you are using .split() correctly, however, .join() should be used on the string you want to join the list with and the list should go inside the brackets. Switch them around and you should be good to go! Also, the additional assignment of sundaes is not needed since you can directly format it in as a joined string:

available = "banana split;hot fudge;cherry;malted;black and white"

sundaes = available.split(";")

menu = "Our available flavors are: {}.".format(", ".join(sundaes))

If you have any further questions, please leave a comment :)