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Python Python Basics (2015) Python for Beginners Second Quiz

quiz question

to get look up documentation about str class's upper method, I'd use help( ) for some reason I'm not understanding what this question is asking because I keep getting it wrong

2 Answers

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,982 Points

You need to add the the kind of thing the method applies to.

As Jonathan pointed out, the term you use to look it up should include the prefix for the type of thing the method is for.

Travis Bailey
Travis Bailey
13,675 Points

So there are two functions that really helped me when starting Python. They are dir() and help(). You can click the links to check out the official docs, but my mind remembers them as such:

1) DIR gives me the attributes of what I pass it. So if I want to know what I can do with something, I run DIR to get the actual things I can call against it.

2) HELP gives me an explanation of what I pass into it...most of the time. For the built-in Python code, you can expect something similar to what you'd find in the Python docs. For other people's Python code, it'll give you whatever they wrote in the function's docstring.

Full disclaimer, I'm very much still a student. However, hope this helps!