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Python Python Basics (Retired) Ins & Outs Ins & Outs


Why is my name 'name' incorrect? I did it exactly as the video showed.

2 Answers

Just type:

name = "name"

It has to have quotes around it so that python knows that it is a string. Strings are basically words, sentences or paragraphs. Just think of strings as letters and spaces tied together to make a sentence or a word.

Hi Shayler,

It sounds like you entered:

name = name

In Python, this is the equivalent of saying that you want to assign the variable called name to the variable called name. Or to be more clear, name = Shayler would tell Python you are assigning the variable called Shayler to the variable called name.

You need to surround strings with quotation marks so that Python understands that you're referencing a string, not a variable. In this instance, you'd pass with:

name = "name"

or alternatively;

name = 'name'