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

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Stuck on task three - splitting and joining...

I'm stuck on this last task. I thought I understood the lecture but I am having problems applying it to this task. If there is anyone who could walk me through this code or show me the solution so I can break it down and process it in my head I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks in advance :)

1 Answer

Chris Freeman
Chris Freeman
Treehouse Moderator 68,423 Points
# Task 1 of 3

# I think it's time for a snack. Luckily I have a string full of types
# of ice cream sundaes. Unluckily, they're all in one string and the
# string has semi-colons in it too.

# Use '.split()' to break the available string apart on the semi-colons
# (;). Assign this to a new variable 'sundaes'.

available = "banana split;hot fudge;cherry;malted;black and white"

sundaes = available.split(';')

# Task 2 of 3

# Let's add a new string variable for displaying our menu items.

# Make a new variable named 'menu' that's set to
# "Our available flavors are: {}.".

menu = "Our available flavors are: {}."

# Task 3 of 3

# Alright, let's finish making our menu.

# Combine the 'sundaes' list into a new string, joining them with a
# comma and a space (", ").

joined_string = ", ".join(sundaes)

# Put that string into a .format() on our 'menu' string.

menu = "Our available flavors are: {}.".format(joined_string)

# OR

menu = menu.format(joined_string)
3,133 Points

Thank you so very much!! This totally makes sense to me now :) I really appreciate it!!