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Python Python Collections (2016, retired 2019) Slices sillyCase

Lucas Frischmann
Lucas Frischmann
1,397 Points

Why do I get still a Bummer! Error? count = len(name)-1 first_half = count/2 def sillycase(): f

name = 'Treehouse'

count = len(name)-1 first_half = count/2

def sillycase(): first = name[0:first_half].lower() second = name[first_half:99].upper() return first + second print sillycase()

sillycase.py
name = 'Treehouse'

count = len(name)-1
first_half = count/2

def sillycase():
    first = name[0:first_half].lower()
    second = name[first_half:99].upper()
    return first + second
print sillycase()

2 Answers

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,788 Points

You're close, but here's a few hints:

  • you forgot to indicate name as a parameter (inside the parentheses of the definition)
  • your calculations of count and first_half should be done inside the function
  • to be used as an index, you must make sure first_half is an integer
  • you won't need to establish a test string, the challenge will pass it to you
  • you don't need to print anything
Lucas Frischmann
Lucas Frischmann
1,397 Points

Thanks Steven that make sense! But is there a difference between Python 2 and Python 3? In Jupyter Notebook is working fine! THX again!

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,788 Points

Yes, there are several syntax differences between Python version 2 and 3. I'd recommend sticking with Python 3 while you're learning to avoid confusion.