Welcome to the Treehouse Community

The Treehouse Community is a meeting place for developers, designers, and programmers of all backgrounds and skill levels to get support. Collaborate here on code errors or bugs that you need feedback on, or asking for an extra set of eyes on your latest project. Join thousands of Treehouse students and alumni in the community today. (Note: Only Treehouse students can comment or ask questions, but non-students are welcome to browse our conversations.)

Looking to learn something new?

Treehouse offers a seven day free trial for new students. Get access to thousands of hours of content and a supportive community. Start your free trial today.

Python Python Basics (2015) Python Data Types String Formatting

Ashley Stewart
Ashley Stewart
3,519 Points

Format method.

How to format? I have tried print(the variable name.format()

strings.py
name = "Ashley"
subject = "Treehouse loves {}"  
print(subject.format(name))

2 Answers

Chris Freeman
MOD
Chris Freeman
Treehouse Moderator 67,989 Points

You are very close

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

Out of curiosity, what is the behavior you're getting? Chris' example will work, but the original example should work as well- since subject is a string, you can call its format method on it. Your pasted code runs for me in both python 2 and python 3.

Chris Freeman
Chris Freeman
Treehouse Moderator 67,989 Points

Hi Alexander. It has to do with the expectations of the challenge grader and not what will simply run. The print doesn't set the new value of subject. Plus the grader wants the format on the same line as the string template.