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Python Python Basics (Retired) Shopping List Lists and Strings

Martel Gaines
Martel Gaines
1,957 Points

My full name entered as a list variable

I'm having an issue with inputting my full name as a list function for name_list variable. I'm currently performing the following action: name_list = list("Martel," "Gaines") or using the existing variable of full_name = "Martel Gaines as name_list = list(full_name)

I'm being returned an error that my name does not match my full name. Has anyone been stuck on this challenge?

full_name = "Martel Gaines"
name_list = list("Martel Gaines")

1 Answer

William Li
William Li
Courses Plus Student 26,868 Points

In your code, the value of name_list would becomes

# => ['M', 'a', 'r', 't', 'e', 'l', ' ', 'G', 'a', 'i', 'n', 'e', 's']

What the challenge is expecting the name_list to be is ["Martel", "Gaines"]

Hint: Use the .split() method on the string.

Martel Gaines
Martel Gaines
1,957 Points

Thanks Will, much appreciated! The .split() method resolved it all along.