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Python Python Basics (Retired) Shopping List Lists and Strings

Christopher Borchardt
Christopher Borchardt
2,908 Points

your name_list variable should be a list

I am on the shopping list and when i do name_list = full_name.split I"m getting an error when i check the work, it says 'your name_list variable should be a list' am i doing something wrong? i thought the .split function would take the string of my full name and make a list out of it, splitting at the white space.

greeting_list.py
full_name = "Christopher Borchardt"
name_list = full_name.split

2 Answers

Larry Tooley
Larry Tooley
23,518 Points

Looks like a simple typo. Try: name_list = full_name.split()

Should yield: ['Christopher', 'Borchardt']