You can also use the input() function to get input from the user. Use the prompt string you want displayed to the user as input's parameter:
>>> name = input("Name? ") Name? Vern >>> print(name) Vern
>>> age = int(input("Age? ")) Age? 28 >>> print(age)
This is a fairly simple way to get user input. The one catch is that the input comes in as a string, so if you want to use it as a number, you have to use the int() or float() function to convert it.
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