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Python Python Basics (2015) Python Data Types Lists

Marc Georges
Marc Georges
1,685 Points

I know that append takes exactly one argument. So what is the difference between an argument and parameter?


3 Answers

Jason Anders
Jason Anders
Treehouse Moderator 145,624 Points

Hey Marc,

In short, a parameter is what a method accepts (or is expecting), and an argument is what is passed into the method when it is called.

:dizzy: :)

You call it a parameter when inside the function and an argument when outside the function.

Also, parameter is a variable and argument is the value you assign to the variable.