I need some help with PygLatin


#1



When I try to just let the Program count the length and if it contains characters it says:

Welcome to the Pig Latin Translator!
Enter a word: test
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "python", line 6, in
AttributeError: 'builtin_function_or_method' object has no attribute 'isalpha'

it says "isalpha" isn`t an attribute even though the "tutorial" and the internet is telling me that I wrote it correctly! I completely struggle with this exercise


print 'Welcome to the Pig Latin Translator!'

# Start coding here!
raw_input("Enter a word:")
original = raw_input
if  len("original") > 0 and original.isalpha:
    print original
else:
    print "empty"


#2

In this line:

original = raw_input

you have assigned to original function raw_input. That's why you are getting 'builtin_function_or_method' object in the error message.

What you want to do is to ask user for the input and save input in the variable:

original = raw_input("Enter a word:")

Here:

if  len("original") > 0 and original.isalpha:

why do you use "original" when you check the length and original when you check if it consists of alphabetic characters only?


#3

Assign the output of raw_input() to your variable...

original = raw_input("Enter a word:")

#4

I did that, now it says on the bottom of my screen:

Oops, try again. Did you remember to use .isalpha() in your code?


#5

See the above post by @factoradic.


#6

And did you use isalpha() in your code?

As I explained earlier - raw_input - function, raw_input() - function call. Do you see the difference? It's exactly the same thing with isalpha and isalpha().


#7

sry but Idk what you mean......im not the best at Python......


#8

Oh, sorry that so late, I missed the notification.

I meant that here:

if  len("original") > 0 and original.isalpha:

you are not really executing the isalpha method, you need to add parentheses:

if  len(original) > 0 and original.isalpha():

#9

I noticed that on my own but still thanks ;D


#10

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