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User input is essential when you are creating interactive programs. In this lesson I will be showing you how to get user input so you can build better software. Let’s start with the basic name example:

fname = input("Please enter your first name")
print("Hi " + fname + ", it's nice to meet you")

We can combine input with conditional logic to make sure the user provides us with what we want:

number = input("Please enter a whole number greater than 5")
if int(number) > 5:
    print("You entered a number greater than five!")
    print("Err... " + number + " is NOT greater than 5...")

It’s hard to get into interactive menus WITHOUT going into loops but that goes beyond the scope of this lesson. For now, write a few scripts to gather user input and then do something with that input.

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