FAQ: Introduction to Functions - Defining a Function

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I followed all the directions but nothing is displayed on the console, what did I do wrong? I attach my code.

Your code below:

def directions_to_timesSq():
print(“Walk 4 mins to 34th St Herald Square train station”)
print(“Take the Northbound N, Q, R, or W train 1 stop”)
print(“Get off the Times Square 42nd Street stop”)


Is this your exact code? If so, the issue is most likely that the body of the function (all of the prints, in this case) isn’t indented.


Make sure you name the function directions_to_timesSq() instead of directions_to_times_square() like I initially did. Otherwise it will not let you move on to the second step. This may seem obvious, but for whatever reason it did not register with me because my brain parsed “timesSq” as being “times_square” which the exercise didn’t like.

def directions_to_timesSq():

print(“Walk 4 mins to 34th St Herald Square train station.”)

print(“Take the Northbound N, Q, R, or W train 1 stop.”)

print(“Get off the Times Square 42nd Street stop.”)

#Call your function here:

directions_to_timesSq() this is my code but am getting this error File “travel.py”, line 1
def directions_to_timesSq():
IndentationError: unexpected indent

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I have done both steps here, and even have a colen at the end of the def. But I can’t get past the first instruction and move on to the next page as it remains a “Red X” rather than a “Green checkmark”

print('Hello world!') def directions_to_timeSq():