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Python Comparison Solution

Alex Kravchenko
Alex Kravchenko
1,278 Points

Printing new line with variables only, syntax error or always has a space on before the second var, WHY?

Some very frustrating that I ran into here. I tried to do the print users name and number on separate lines with variables only, for example.

name = 'Alex'
number = 5

So I want to do: --print(name, number)-- but with a line break.

print(name, \nnumber)-- error
print(name, '\n', number)-- prints:
Alex
 5

How do I get it to print without the space before 5? I have only been able to do this if I did :

print('{} \n{}'.format(name, number))

But it seems unnecessary to do a .format there.

[MOD: added ```python formatting -cf]

2 Answers

Chris Freeman
MOD
Chris Freeman
Treehouse Moderator 67,989 Points

The built-in function print:

print(*objects, sep=' ', end='\n', file=sys.stdout, flush=False)

has a sep parameter that controls what is printed between objects. You could try:

print(name, \n, number, sep=‘’)

Post back if you need more help. Good luck!!!

Alex Kravchenko
Alex Kravchenko
1,278 Points

Thank you so much Chris. I will study up on the link you provided. I really appreciate the answer.