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Python

Jasmin Mattiaccio
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Jasmin Mattiaccio
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input("> ") Still dont understand what this does :(

Can anybody please provide a clear explanation of what this does: input ("> ") i dont understand what "> " does to the code...

any answers would be greatly appreciated :)

2 Answers

Jennifer Nordell
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Jennifer Nordell
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Hi there, Jasmin! It's actually nothing all that fancy. When the console asks the user for input, the string is what will be displayed right before the blinking cursor. In this case, simply a "> ". But we could have something like input("How are you today, Jasmin? "). Which would then print that to the console and await a response.

Hope this helps! :sparkles:

Jasmin Mattiaccio
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Jasmin Mattiaccio
Courses Plus Student 3,131 Points

oops, i feel .silly! Appreciate the quick response Thanks Jennifer!