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Python Python Basics (2015) Python Data Types String Formatting

.format medthod seem to be stuck

it says it doesn't recognize the first line anymore

strings.py
name = str("Gregory")

subject = "Treehouse loves {} {} " .format(name)

3 Answers

Henrik Christensen
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Henrik Christensen
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name = "Gregory"  # you don't need to do str() since it's already a str like this

# There should not be a space between " .format()
# Also you only need 1 set of {}
subject = "Treehouse loves {}".format(name)

i did name = "Gregory " but when i went to the next step it changed it to name = str("Gregory ") which I thought was odd but figured it didn't matter....what fixed it? Removing the str or removing the second {}?

Henrik Christensen
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Henrik Christensen
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I think a couple of things fixed it:

# this was your line
subject = "Treehouse loves {} {}" .format(name)

# removing the extra {} would make the challenge fail
# notice the space between the last quotationmark " .format()
# this might make it fail too (but not sure)
subject = "Treehouse loves {}" .format(name)

# this is how it should look like :-)
# no extra {} and no extra spaces :-)
subject = "Treehouse loves {}".format(name)

ah didn't know spacing was so important..good tip,thank you on that