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Python Python Basics (2015) Python Data Types String Formatting

Why is .format giving me a syntax error .format("Treehouse loves {name}")

I don't understand what I am doing wrong here.

name = "Shaun"
subject = "Treehouse loves {}"
.format("Treehouse loves {name}")

2 Answers

Jennifer Nordell
Jennifer Nordell
Treehouse Teacher

And here we come to interpolation (which I mentioned before). Here's what you're looking for:

name = "Shaun"
subject = "Treehouse loves {}".format(name)

Here we take the string "Treehouse loves {}" and then we use format to insert whatever the value of the variable is inside our parentheses into those curly brackets. The result will be "Treehouse loves Shaun".

So the function is after the characters got it!