Python Input function

The input() function in Python is used to take user input from the console.

Here’s an example of how to use the input() function:

name = input("Enter your name: ")
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In this example:

  • The input(“Enter your name: “) prompts the user to enter their name.
  • When the user types something and presses Enter, input() returns the user’s input as a string.
  • The entered name is then stored in the variable name.
  • Finally, the program print the entered name.

Question: Why is it important to convert the result of input() to a numeric type using int() or float() if numerical operations are intended?

Answer: input() always returns a string. To perform numerical operations, such as addition or multiplication, the input must be converted to a numeric type like int or float using int() or float(). This enables mathematical calculations to be executed effectively.

age = int(input("Enter your age: "))