In this tutorial, we will take a quick look at taking input from the user. Typically, you will only use this when writing command line apps, as when writing something like a web app the user input will come from elsewhere.
Alright, let's start with an example.
userName = input("What is your name? ") print(userName)
That's it. By using the input function, we get anything the user types.
Let's take a look at something specific to Python. Basically, if we are running a python file, we want to check of that is the correct intention of the user. They could also be loading the file to use as a library (we will learn more about these later).
Here is an example:
if __name__ == "__main__": userName = input("What is your name? ") print(userName)
Here we are checking if the magic value
**name**** is** equal to "main" which is the python way of telling use the user is trying to run this from the command line.