Python 2.7.6 help with white spaces?

Scott W Dunning swdunning at
Fri Feb 7 06:01:23 CET 2014

Oops, thought you said turning a str into an int.  Yeah, I’m actually using Idle on a mac.  I keep trying differnt things but, I’m just very new to this.  

Is this what you’re talking about?


print str(minutes) + ‘:’ + str(seconds)

Unfortunately I keep getting an error.  Also, not really clear on the reasoning behind changing the int to a string?  

On Feb 6, 2014, at 9:45 PM, Chris Angelico <rosuav at> wrote:

> On Fri, Feb 7, 2014 at 3:09 PM, Scott W Dunning <swdunning at> wrote:
>> Is this what you’re talking about?
>> minutes = “3”
>> seconds = “11”
>> print int(minutes), ”:" int(seconds)
>> That’s what you mean by turning a string into an int right?  Not sure how to add strings together though.
> Well, that's what I would have meant, if I'd talked about turning a
> string into an int :) Now, can you do the opposite? Turn an int into a
> string? It's done in very much the same way.
> Adding strings together is done in the same way as adding integers,
> lists, or anything else:
>>>> 'foo' + 'bar'
> 'foobar'
> And remember this, whatever else you do: The interactive interpreter
> is your friend. Keep it handy. On Windows, you'll find IDLE in your
> Start menu - it's awesome for this sort of thing. On Linux, you might
> need to explicitly install IDLE. Either way, you can also just type
> "python" at the command line, and you'll get something that lets you
> type stuff in and see the result, like I showed above; it's called a
> Read-Evaluate-Print Loop, or REPL.
> ChrisA
> -- 

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