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Python Python Collections (Retired) Lists Redux Shopping List Take Three

variable = input("> ") What does input("> ") means ??

Does it tell python to look for the following inputs , and if you found a "certain" input do that the following ... or there is another explanation ?

1 Answer

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Hey Samy, input is a function to catch user's input from the console

Function parameters, like '>' in this case, will be printed on the console.

Result of the input will be stored in a 'variable'.

so, for example: your_name = input("What is your name:") will wait for user input and store result in a variable your_name

cheers deckey

oh i got it , thanks a lot ! ... because it's only one character that's what confused me : )