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Python Python Basics Types and Branching Comparisons

About int(input

Hey guys just wanted to know why he had to use the "int(" can anyone pls help me ?

3 Answers

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
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The "input" function takes in what is typed as a string. The "int" function converts it into a number that you can do math with (or make numeric comparisons).

If I understood Craig correctly, the reason why you have to use the int() function is because the input() function always returns a string and a whole number is an integer. So to convert an whole number from an integer to a string, you must use the int() function. At that point Python now considers the # (integer) a "#"(string) which is what input() is looking for.

because the input function return string and when you need to use it again and perform another operation you need to convert it to integer type