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Python Python Basics (2015) Python Data Types String Formatting

Matt Lewis
Matt Lewis
936 Points

I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong.

name = 'Matt Lewis' subject = 'Treehouse loves {}!' print(subject.format(name))

strings.py
name = 'Matt Lewis'
subject = 'Treehouse loves {}'
print(subject.format(name))

1 Answer

Hey Matt,

You just have your .format on the wrong line. It should look like this:

name = 'Matt Lewis'
subject = 'Treehouse loves {}'.format(name)

print(subject)

When you try to add .format to the print line, it doesn't know what string you're trying to interpolate, since that interpolation (the {} characters) is located in the subject variable. You include .format there, and specify the variable containing the string you want to interpolate.

Hope that clarifies things! Cena

Matt Lewis
Matt Lewis
936 Points

It does! Thanks so much.