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Python Python Basics Types and Branching String Methods

Why aren't there quotes surrounding 3?

In the video, the example "You just bought {} {}.".format(3, "fidget spinners") displays, "You just bought 3 fidget spinners." but why aren't there quotes surrounding the 3 when you format it? Maybe I missed something in a lesson, so that's why I'm unsure.

3 Answers

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
228,025 Points

Quotes go around literal strings, but not around literal numbers. The arguments to "format" can be either type, and are converted to strings automatically if needed.

5,944 Points

Integers or int do not require quotes. Quotes are used for strings.

Oh I actually tried this just messing around like str(42 + "eleven") i expected like the print function to be 42eleven, but instead it messes up, so instead you would do str({} {}.".format(42, "eleven:)

What i would like to knwo is what the heck is {} or .". or format( :F