Getting input in python
Getting input from the user is what makes a program more interactive with the user.
Hence, in python we have an input function: input(), to receive input from the user.
Take a look at an example. Output:
Enter any data:Happy new year! Happy new year!
input function under the hood
- When input() function is encountered by python, the program will pause until the user enters data.
- Later, any input entered by the user will be converted into a string. Let’s see another example to understand this point.
Enter any text: Have a great year ahead. text: Have a great year ahead. , type: <class 'str'> Enter any number: 2021 number: 2021 , type: <class 'str'>
- So, in these cases make sure that you convert the input to your preferred data type using its corresponding constructors. Let’s see that example too.
Enter any number: 2021 number: 2021 , type: <class 'int'>
So, code along and have fun :)