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Python Python Basics Functions and Looping Functions

Georgios Vivilakis
Georgios Vivilakis
Python Development Techdegree Student 3,020 Points

Why does my function output text don't paste?

def yell(text):
    text = text.upper()
    number_of_characters = len(text)
    result = text + "!" * (number_of_characters // 4)

yell = "Let's test your skills"
yell = "I suggest you practice harder"
yell = "Don't be afraid to fail"

2 Answers

Tate Price
Tate Price
Courses Plus Student 9,987 Points

some options could be:

  1. The execution console where it says (" Treehouse:~/Workspace$") does not allow for pasting into it.

  2. workspace error. Try closing and opening workspace again

  3. If you are in the top half of the screen then you should verify that you are highlighting the code, pressing ctrl + c to copy, then pressing ctrl + v to paste, otherwise, you can use the manual function by right-clicking with the mouse

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,921 Points

Perhaps your clipboard is empty. If you're using the workspace, the console pane does not respond to the typical Ctrl-C shortcut to copy highlighted content. But after highlighting what you want, you can copy it using the "copy" selection of the "edit" drop-down on the menu bar.