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Python Python Basics (2015) Python for Beginners Correct errors

Akhila Jana
PLUS
Akhila Jana
Courses Plus Student 577 Points

where do I declare a function/variable?

Couldn't figure out why this code is throwing an error even after declaring them. Can someone please help me out?

errors.py
print("Hello")
def name:
    "Akhila"

print(name)

print("Let's do some math!")
a = 5
print(5 + a)

print("Thanks for playing along!")

2 Answers

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
217,574 Points

They are done different ways. The "def" keyword is used for declaring a function, but what you're doing is simply creating a variable. This is done just by assigning it:

name = "Akhila"
Akhila Jana
Akhila Jana
Courses Plus Student 577 Points

Thanks, Parker. That helped. Not sure why my mind thought I could use a function

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
217,574 Points

You could use a function, but that's overkill for this exercise. You'll learn more about functions soon as you progress in the course.

Happy coding!