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Python Python Basics (2015) Python Data Types Use .split() and .join()

Genaro Cedillo
PLUS
Genaro Cedillo
Courses Plus Student 471 Points

Python Spliting and joining Help Please!

Alright, let's finish making our menu. Combine the sundaes list into a new variable named display_menu, where each item in the list is rejoined together by a comma and a space (", "). Then reassign the menu variable to use the existing variable and .format() to replace the placeholder with the new string in display_menu. If you're really brave, you can even accomplish this all on the same line where menu is currently being set.

banana.py
available = "banana split;hot fudge;cherry;malted;black and white"
sundaes = available.split(';')
menu = "Our available flavors are: []."
display_menu = ', 'join(sundaes)
menu.format(display_menu)
Genaro Cedillo
Genaro Cedillo
Courses Plus Student 471 Points

This is what Ive done first three lines are correct need help with the last two, in finding what the question above wants.

2 Answers

Chris Freeman
MOD
Chris Freeman
Treehouse Moderator 67,990 Points

You are very close:

  • the formatting placeholder uses curly brackets {} not square brackets []
menu = "Our available flavors are: {}."
  • the join method needs a period before it:
display_menu = ', '.join(sundaes)
  • the variable menu needs the result of the format to assign back to itself:
menu=menu.format(display_menu)

Post back if you need more help. Good luck!!!

Genaro Cedillo
Genaro Cedillo
Courses Plus Student 471 Points

Thanks so much you have the eyes of a hawk!!!!!