I'm a novice Python user trying to do something that I think should be simple but can't figure it out. I've got 2 variables defined:
a = 'lemon' b = 'lime'
Can someone tell me how to combine these in a new variable?
If I try:
>>> soda = "a" + "b" >>> soda 'ab'
I want soda to be
'lemonlime'. How is this done?
you need to take out the quotes:
soda = a + b
(You want to refer to the variables
b, not the strings "a" and "b")
IMO, froadie's simple concatenation is fine for a simple case like you presented. If you want to put together several strings, the string join method seems to be preferred:
the_text = ''.join(['the ', 'quick ', 'brown ', 'fox ', 'jumped ', 'over ', 'the ', 'lazy ', 'dog.'])
Edit: Note that join wants an iterable (e.g. a list) as its single argument.