[Tutor] input command

alan.gauld@bt.com alan.gauld@bt.com
Wed, 22 Dec 1999 17:47:57 -0000

> I am very new at this so please bear with me.
> When I try the "input" command it seems to automatically 
> print when I try to 
> go to the next line. 

input is for numbers only! You may need raw_input()...

But it sounds like you are typing this in the interactive 
prompt mode. You probably need to type your program into 
a separate file and then run that from the Unix/DOS prompt 

C:>python myprog.py

Visit my tutor and look at the 'Talking to the user' and
'modules and functions' sections...


If you really want to do it from the interactive prompt, 
simply type in your value and hit return. This will return 
you to the >>> where you can carry on inputting your program. 
The value you entered will be stored in 'a'.


>>>a = input ("Hit it: ")
Hit it: 12
>>>print a

Alan G.