Tutorial :Invalid syntax when using “print”? [duplicate]



Question:

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I'm learning Python and can't even write the first example:

print 2 ** 100  

this gives SyntaxError: invalid syntax

pointing at the 2.

Why is this? I'm using version 3.1


Solution:1

That is because in Python 3, they have replaced the print statement with the print function.

The syntax is now more or less the same as before, but it requires parens:

From the "what's new in python 3" docs:

Old: print "The answer is", 2*2  New: print("The answer is", 2*2)    Old: print x,           # Trailing comma suppresses newline  New: print(x, end=" ")  # Appends a space instead of a newline    Old: print              # Prints a newline  New: print()            # You must call the function!    Old: print >>sys.stderr, "fatal error"  New: print("fatal error", file=sys.stderr)    Old: print (x, y)       # prints repr((x, y))  New: print((x, y))      # Not the same as print(x, y)!  


Solution:2

You need parentheses:

print(2**100)  


Solution:3

They changed print in Python 3. In 2 it was a statement, now it is a function and requires parenthesis.

Here's the docs from Python 3.0.


Solution:4

The syntax is changed in new 3.x releases rather than old 2.x releases: for example in python 2.x you can write: print "Hi new world" but in the new 3.x release you need to use the new syntax and write it like this: print("Hi new world")

check the documentation: http://docs.python.org/3.3/library/functions.html?highlight=print#print


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