So I may sound like a noob but I wan't to know how I can split integers in a list
however the list is kept in a variable where the user can input his own numbers
currently this is what I have
Please spot if I have made any mistakes
num = 
item = input(str("Please enter a series of numbers separated by a space").split())
[int(digit) for digit in str(item)]
quit_program = input("Would you like to print the average out or quit the program?")
#Type "average" for the average however if you want to quit then type in "quit"
if quit_program == "quit":
elif quit_program == "average":
If I understand what you're trying to do, you've got your split in the wrong place. You want to split the input string, not your prompt.
>>> inp = raw_input("please enter a series of numbers separated by a space\n") please enter a series of numbers separated by a space 3 4 5 >>> nums = [ int(i) for i in inp.split()] >>> nums [3, 4, 5]
You're also going to want to use raw_input if you just want your input to be a space separated string (see here: http://www.python-course.eu/input.php). Then you're going to want to assign that conversion to ints somewhere so that you can use it later for you averaging.
Hope this helps!