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Python

Haaaaalp

This function runs just fine on pycharm and in workspaces so I feel like I'm expected to do something differently. Any suggestions are appreciated!

instances.py
def combiner(*args):
    strings = []
    numbers = []

    for arg in args:
        if isinstance(arg, str):
            strings.append(arg)
        elif isinstance(arg, (int, float)):
            numbers.append(arg)

    numbers = sum(numbers)
    numbers = str(numbers)
    strings = "".join(strings)
    result = strings + numbers
    return result

4 Answers

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
230,235 Points

The instructions said that the function "takes a single argument, which will be a list". But the "splat" operator ("*") is for when a function takes several arguments that you want to convert into a list.

Ah, I see. How do I specify a list as my argument in my function definition?

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
230,235 Points

Just don't put the asterisk in front !

First off, thankyou so much for your help. This is what I'm trying now and it gives me TypeError: 'function' object is not subscriptable… :/

def combiner(args): strings = [] numbers = []

for item in args:
    if isinstance(item, str):
        strings.append(item)
    elif isinstance(item, (int, float)):
        numbers.append(item)

numbers = sum(numbers)
numbers = str(numbers)
strings = "".join(strings)
result = strings + numbers
return result

print(combiner["Misha", 6.9, "Rocks", 5.4, "Hard", 55])

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
230,235 Points

For the challenge, you only need to define the function, you won't need to call it yourself.
Leave out the "print" line at the end and you should pass.

It condensed my first three line of codes into one line when I submitted it oh here. It doesnt really look like that

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
230,235 Points

When posting code, use Markdown formatting to preserve the code's appearance.