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Python Python Basics (Retired) Shopping List Lists and Strings

Team dxw
Team dxw
Courses Plus Student 7,277 Points

built_in_function_or_method is not iterable

So on challenge task 1 of 4 for Python basics I have tried step one,

this code passes but fails in step 2:

full_name = "My Name Here"

name_list = list(full_name.split())

is it because I am trying to store the list manually? Should I be writing a for loop that iterates through the string, looks for spaces, stores them and then appends to an empty list?

If so I'm a bit lost as to how to do that...

Any help appreciated! I am pretty new to this coding thing

full_name = "David William Reddin"

name_list = for name in full_name:


greeting_list = list("Hi, I'm Treehouse".split)

2 Answers

Shaun Dixon
Shaun Dixon
10,944 Points

The way I solved this was to create the initial variable and then when creating the name_list I called the full_name variable with the .split() at the end like below:

full_name = "Shaun Dixon"

name_list = full_name.split()

This would then create a list of ["Shaun", "Dixon"].

Shaun Dixon
Shaun Dixon
10,944 Points

Your welcome. It might feel a bit alien at first but stick with it, you almost had the answer yourself :)