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Python | input method

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schedule Mar 10, 2022
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Python's input(~) method reads a line from user input, converts it to a string and returns it.

NOTE

The input(~) method will pause your program and wait for the user to enter some text.

Parameters

1. prompt | string | optional

A string to write to standard output without a trailing new line.

Return value

A string from the user input.

Examples

Basic usage

To ask the user for their name and store it to variable a:

a = input("What is your name?")
# Assume the user input 'Tom'
print("Hello " + a)
Hello Tom

Provide a multi-line prompt

To provide a multi-line prompt to the user:

prompt = "Hello and welcome to SkyTowner!"
prompt += "\nPlease provide us with your first name so that we can customize our messages: "
a = input(prompt)
#Hello and welcome to SkyTowner!
#Please provide us with your first name so that we can customize our messages:
# Assume the user input 'Tom'
print("Hello " + a)
Hello Tom
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