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Python Python Basics (Retired) Shopping List Lists and Strings

helmi al kindy
helmi al kindy
1,371 Points

How do I split on "spaces" ?

I don't understand the question could someone help me to add a split to the variable that I created?

greeting_list.py
full_name = 'jon doe'
name_list = full_name.split(" ")
greeting_list = "Hi, I'm Treehouse"
greeting_list.split(" ")

1 Answer

Dan Johnson
Dan Johnson
40,532 Points

You have it correct. You just need to store the result of the call to split back into greeting_list:

greeting_list = greeting_list.split(" ")

Or you can do it in one line:

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

You don't even have to pass in " " for the argument if you don't want. Splitting on a space is the default for split.

helmi al kindy
helmi al kindy
1,371 Points

OK thanks, but how is this used in real life ?

Dan Johnson
Dan Johnson
40,532 Points

You could use the split method to separate out formatted data from a file or elsewhere. For example you could grab all the paths from the PATH environment variable by splitting on ';'.