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Python Object-Oriented Python Instant Objects Your first method

How to call attribute of a class in a method inside that same class

I feel like this exercise is easy but i overthink something here.

first_class.py
class Student:
    name = "Your Name"
    def praise:
        print('Good job {}' .format(self.name))
sergio alvarez
sergio alvarez
15,205 Points

Hi Karol, Python is picky, A couple of things you were missing

  • you have to use parenthesis since this is a method ()
  • Inside the method you have to use the attribute self
  • You do not use print, you use return you cannot leave an extra space between the string and the format.

This should work

class Student: name = "Your Name" def praise(self): return ('Good job {}'.format(self.name))

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
221,328 Points

Sergio is mostly right, but the space doesn't actually cause any problem. It is a bit unconventional to put one there, though.

Also, in case that last suggestion wasn't clear:

  • the function needs to "return" the formatted string
  • you won't need to "print" anything