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List Function error

Hi all, im having an error when im trying to make a simple list to follow along my python teacher.

treehouse:~/workspace$ a_list = list('abzde') bash: syntax error near unexpected token `('

2 Answers

Chris Freeman
Chris Freeman
Treehouse Moderator 68,404 Points

You are trying to execute Python at a bash shell prompt in the console window.

Create a file in the workspace, say code.py, save it, then type

python code.py

at the bash prompt.

If you want to start the python REPL, simply type python

treehouse:~/workspace$ python
Python 3.5.0 (default, Nov 26 2015, 16:04:52) 
[GCC 4.2.1 Compatible Apple LLVM 6.1.0 (clang-602.0.53)] on unknown
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>>> a_list = list('abzde')
>>> a_list
['a', 'b', 'z', 'd', 'e']

Many thanks for your fast response,i really appreciate that