Python input()

In this tutorial, we will learn about the Python input() function with the help of examples.

The input() method takes input from the user and returns it.

Example

name = input("Enter your name: ")
print(name) # Output: Enter your name: "Sheeran" # Sheeran

input() Syntax

The syntax of input() method is:

input([prompt])

input() Parameters

The input() method takes a single optional argument:

  • prompt (Optional) - a string that is written to standard output (usually screen) without trailing newline

input() Return Value

The input() method reads a line from the input (usually from the user), converts the line into a string by removing the trailing newline, and returns it.

If EOF is read, it raises an EOFError exception.


Example 1: How input() works in Python?

# get input from user

inputString = input()
print('The inputted string is:', inputString)

Output

Python is interesting.
The inputted string is: Python is interesting

Example 2: Get input from user with a prompt

# get input from user

inputString = input('Enter a string:')
print('The inputted string is:', inputString)

Output

Enter a string: Python is interesting.
The inputted string is: Python is interesting
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