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not sure why this is not working
cant see anything wrong. please help
import datetime starter = datetime.datetime(2015, 10, 21, 16, 29) # Remember, you can't set "years" on a timedelta! # Consider a year to be 365 days. ## Example # time_machine(5, "minutes") => datetime(2015, 10, 21, 16, 34) def time_machine(integer, string): integer = int(integer) string = str(string) if string == 'years': integer = integer * 365 td = datetime.timedelta(string = integer) return (starter + td)
Chris FreemanTreehouse Moderator 68,404 Points
Hey Em Noble, there are two errors happening in the code.
(string=integer) will not do what you’re expecting. The
string will be interpreted as the name of a keyword argument and not be evaluated as a variable. This is why you may see the error ’string’ not a valid keyword argument for this function.
One long solution is to use a series of if/elif/else statements to call timedelta with different keywords depending on the value of
string. Another method is to create a dictionary and use dictionary unpacking to get the correct keyword.
This works because string will be evaluated as a variable in the creation of the dictionary and will then have the correct value when interpreted as an argument keyword!
The second error is not resetting
string = days in the
Post back if you need more help. Good luck!!!