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Printing Strings

In the examples so far, Python prints out strings with the quotes still around them. If you want to get rid of these quotes, use a print statement:

>>> greeting = "Hello"
>>> print greeting
Hello

A print statement usually prints out the string, then moves to the next line. What if you don’t want to move to the next line? In this case, you can add a comma (,) to the end of the print statement. This signals Python not to move to a new line yet. This only works in a file, though, because the shell will always move to the next line.

In this example, we print out an item along with the price on the same line:

print 'Apple: ',
print '$ 1.99 / lb'

When we run it, we get this:

Apple:  $ 1.99 / lb

We can even do calculations between the two print statements, if we need to. Python will not move to a new line until we tell it to.

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