Noob raw_input question

Robert Kern robert.kern at
Wed Feb 24 19:21:08 CET 2010

On 2010-02-24 11:39 AM, Abigail wrote:
> Yesterday I downloaded and installed Python 3.1 and working through some
> examples but I have hit a problem
>>>> a = raw_input("Enter a number" )
> Traceback (most recent call last):
>    File "<pyshell#6>", line 1, in<module>
>      a = raw_input("Enter a number" )
> NameError: name 'raw_input' is not defined>>>a = raw_input("Enter a number
> ")
> What am I doing wrong?

Python 3 changed the name of raw_input() to input() (and the old input() method 
that evaluates the string was simply thrown out as being redundant and unsafe).

Robert Kern

"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma
  that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had
  an underlying truth."
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