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Python input() Function

Python input() function is used to get input from the user. It prompts for the user input and reads a line. After reading data, it converts it into a string and returns that. It throws an error EOFError if EOF is read.



prompt: It is a string message which prompts for the user input.


It returns user input after converting into a string.

Let's see some examples of input() function to understand it's functionality.

Python input() Function Example 1

Here, we are using this function get user input and display to the user as well.


Enter a value: 45
You entered: 45

Python input() Function Example 2

The input() method returns string value. So, if we want to perform arithmetic operations, we need to cast the value first. See the example below.


Enter an integer: 12
Square of the value: 144

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