Aiden Colley926 Points
I'm not sure where to start, need help...
I have an idea on what i need to do, I just can't seem to implement it into the correct syntax. the question asks to convert anything that can be converted to a integer to be converted, then squared otherwise square the string. This is what I have so far. You can see I really have no idea on what to do:)
def squared(yay): if yay == int: return yay*yay
Gabrielle Lamarche8,586 Points
There are a couple of strategies you could use for this example. "isinstance" is preferred in cases where you may be including inheritance as it will also check subclasses.
if isinstance(yay, int): return yay*yay if type(yay) is int: return yay*yay
Here's a comparison I found quite helpful on StackOverflow:
isinstance(Vehicle(), Vehicle) # returns True type(Vehicle()) == Vehicle # returns True isinstance(Truck(), Vehicle) # returns True type(Truck()) == Vehicle # returns False, and this probably won't be what you want.
I hope this helps!