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in python basics none of my code is working and i'm copying the instructor line for line.

i can understand what is supposed to be happening but everything is showing error.

new file

notifications.py - saved

1.praise = "You are doing great" 2.praise = praise.upper() 3.number_of_characters = len(praise) 4.result = praise + "!" = number_of_characters 5.print(result)

this shows error and everything else i've coded w/ instructor, any idea what i could be doing wrong ?

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
230,230 Points

Are you putting those line numbers in your file? The numbers are not part of Python syntax. And even without the number, the 4th line seems to be a mix of two different assignment statements ("result = praise + "!" = number_of_characters") — should that last "=" symbol be a "+" instead?

If that doesn't help you resolve it, then to allow us to accurately replicate your issue make a snapshot of your workspace and post the link to it here.

Providing a link the course page would also be helpful.