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Yosef Fastow
Yosef Fastow
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What is this Tab Error about?

I'm getting a Tab Error that I don't understand... Tab Error: inconsistent use of tabs and spaces in indentation

Why am I getting this Error and how do I prevent it?

1 Answer

Hi Yosef,

The error you're describing is caused by including both a tab and spaces to indent code in the same file. Python doesn't know how many spaces are intended by a tab for your code specifically, so it throws the error instead of guessing and potentially having unexpected results when the code is run. This error can be avoided by using an IDE which converts tabs to spaces, only using tabs for indentation, or only using spaces for indentation.

Hope that helps!