Matthieu Chapeland Matthieu Chapeland - 1 month ago 5
Python Question

Inserting variables into an input() command in python

Hello I am new to the world of programming and I need a bit of help. I was trying to finish some work that I had to do for my Python class and I came across a problem that I couldn't fix and couldn't find answers on the web for. Here is my problem. When I code something like:

a = "apples"
t = "tomatoes"
answer = raw_input("Do you prefer eating ", p," or ", t, " ?")
print answer


It gives me an error message on line 3 saying: "TypeError: Win32Input() takes at most 2 arguments (6 given)"
What did I do wrong and how can I fix it?
Thanks in advance. :)

Answer

raw_input's input is not the same as print's, it takes a string, so you have to create a string by formatting it:

answer = raw_input("Do you prefer eating {} or {}?".format(p, t))
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