Take input from User in Python

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by Abdul Rawoof A R dot icon Updated: Feb 25, 2023

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In Python, taking input is a way of interacting with users or getting data or information to provide some results. It provides two built-in methods to read data or information from the keyboard. The above-discussed methods are as follows, 

  • input(prompt) 
  • raw_input(prompt) 

The Python interpreter can automatically identify user input, whether a number, a list, or a string.input() function is used in all the latest versions of Python, and it takes the input from the user, evaluates the expression, and produces the result. The input() function takes input as a string by default, so if we need to enter the integer or float type input, the input() function must be typecasted. 

Working of input() function in Python: 

  • The user enters the input when the flow of the program has stopped. 
  • To write in the input() function, the text statement, also known as prompt, is optional and will display the message on the console. 
  • The user input converts automatically into a string in the input() function, and we need to explicitly convert the input using typecasting. 
  • raw_input(): it is used in Python's older versions like Python 2. x, and it takes the input from the keyboard and returns it as a string. It is not used much in the industry. 

Here is an example of how to take input from the user in Python:

Fig : Preview of the output that you will get on running this code from your IDE.



Follow the steps carefully to get the output easily.

  1. Install python on your IDE(Any of your favorite IDE).
  2. Copy the snippet using the 'copy' and paste it in your IDE.
  3. Run the file to generate the output.

I hope you found this useful.

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Environment Tested

I tested this solution in the following versions. Be mindful of changes when working with other versions.

  1. The solution is created in PyCharm 2021.3.
  2. The solution is tested on Python 3.9.7.

Using this solution, we are able to take input from user in python with simple steps. This process also facilities an easy way to use, hassle-free method to create a hands-on working version of code which would help us to take input from user in python.


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