0Bennyman 0Bennyman - 1 year ago 73
Python Question

Python code not working in CMD but works in IDLE?

I'm new to Python and have been trying to make a small test game but when I run my program in CMD it gives of this error.

What Is Your Name?
Test
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "C:\Users\User\Documents\Python Games\Test.py", line 2, in <module>
myName = input()
File "<string>", line 1, in <module>
NameError: name 'Test' is not defined


Though this works fine in IDLE. This is the top of the code.

print('What Is Your Name?')
myName = input()
print('Hello '+str(myName)+' It is good to meet you!')

Answer Source

Its because of python version change. You probably have two pythons installed. Python2.x is in the PATH. And you have the Python 3.x IDLE.

NameError: name 'Test' is not defined is because its python 2.x

Change myName = input() to myName = raw_input().

And it would work in python 2.x

Your IDLE version must be python 3.x where there is no raw_input().