How can we store the output of 'type' function in a variable ?
next = raw_input('> ')
type = type(next)
if type == 'int':
val = int(next)
print "Type a number!"
There are several ways of doing what you want. Note that defining a
type variable to mask the
type function is not good practice! (and next either BTW :))
n = raw_input('> ') # (or input in python 3) try: val = int(n) except ValueError: print("Type a number!")
n = raw_input('> ') # (or input in python 3) if n.isdigit(): val = int(n) else: print("Type a number!")
Note: as some comment indicated, that in python 2, it was possible to get what you wanted by just using
n = input("> ")
but very ill adviced since you have to control what
n is really, not python 3 portable, and has huge security issues:
Ex: in python 2 on windows, try that:
import os n = input("> ")
you'll get a nice
notepad windows !! You see that it is really not recommended to use
input (imagine I type
os.system("del <root of your system>")) ...