# Python prime numbers

Dave Angel davea at davea.name
Sat Feb 1 22:59:43 CET 2014

``` Panagiotis Anastasiou <panast24 at gmail.com> Wrote in message:
> Hi i'm new in programming and in python and i have an assignment that i cant complete. I have to Write a Python program to compute and print the first 200 prime numbers. The output must be formatted with a title and the prime numbers must be printed in 5 properly aligned columns . I have used this code so far :
>
> numprimes = raw_input('Prime Numbers  ')
> count = 0
> potentialprime = 2
>
> def primetest(potentialprime):
>     divisor = 2
>     while divisor <= potentialprime:
>         if potentialprime == 2:
>             return True
>         elif potentialprime % divisor == 0:
>             return False
>             break
>         while potentialprime % divisor != 0:
>             if potentialprime - divisor > 1:
>                 divisor += 1
>             else:
>                 return True
>
> while count < int(numprimes):
>     if primetest(potentialprime) == True:
>         print potentialprime
>         count += 1
>         potentialprime += 1
>     else:
>         potentialprime += 1
>
> but i get the result in a single column . How can i get it in 5 rows? Can someone help please
>

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DaveA

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