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Python: getting user input error

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#1 Alcamech


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Posted 20 July 2012 - 07:33 PM


#Personal Greeter
#Demonstrates the getting user input

name = input("Hi. Whats your name? ")


print("Hi,", name)

input("\n\nPress the enter key to exit.")

When I run this program in command prompt and go to input my name it gives an error and closes . what do i have to do to fix this error

Error :

Traceback (most recent call last):
File "E:\Programming\Programming files\Python Programming\Personal Greeter(ch.2).py", line 6, in <module>
name = input()
File "<string>", line 1, in <module>
NameError: name 'lawton' is not defined

Edited by Roger, 06 August 2012 - 03:59 PM.
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#2 Microsuck


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Posted 21 July 2012 - 05:51 PM

You need to use raw_input() instead of input() in Python 3.

name = raw_input("Hi. Whats your name? ")


print("Hi,", name)

raw_input("\n\nPress the enter key to exit.")

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 03:55 PM

Really? I use Python 3x.
Just do it this way:
print('Hi, what is your name?')
name = input()
print('Hi,' + name)
print('Press enter to exit.')

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