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Python

I cannot get past the code challenge for 1 of 4 regarding lists. I need help please.

The task is: “Create a variable named full_name that holds your full name. Make another variable named name_list that holds your full name as a list, split on the spaces. Don't create name_list manually!” I wrote:

full_name = "Deborah Anne Winger"
name_list = []
name_list.append(full_name)

which resulted in: ['Deborah Anne Winger']

I’m being told that my name_list doesn’t match my name. I don’t see how that’s true. What am I missing here? Help.

4 Answers

Hi Cheri,

You're not splitting the name up along the spaces.

The result you're trying to get is this: ['Deborah', 'Anne', 'Winger']

There's a .split() method you can use on full_name to split it.

Let me know if you need further help.

Sean T. Unwin
Sean T. Unwin
28,660 Points

You want to use split() in order to "split on the spaces" as the challenge requests.

name_list = full_name.split(' ')

Thank you.

Thank you.