NameError name raw input is not defined

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I'm a seventh-grade programmer so I may be missing a lot of things in this program, but for my coding club, my instructor asked us to make a guess the number game. I have very limited knowledge on this subject since I've only attended four classes. Anyway, when I run this program in Python IDLE 3.5 this is what it says:

Traceback (most recent call last):
File "C:\Users\morrris\AppData\Local\Programs\Python\Python35-32\", line 7, in <module>
name= raw_input()
NameError: name 'raw_input' is not defined

I tried changing the code, but it seems to not like the raw_input().

Sep 3, 2018 in Python by bug_seeker
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edited Jun 25, 2020 by MD 32,004 views
Dear 7th grader!  It's great that your learning Python in 7th grade.  I was in college and then started learning how to write code!  Great job!!!

Best of Luck


2 answers to this question.

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For Python 3.x, use input(). For Python 2.x, use raw_input(). Don't forget you can add a prompt string in your input() call to create one less print statement. input("GUESS THAT NUMBER!").

answered Sep 3, 2018 by Priyaj
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I can't understand, if you don't mind to explain detailed.
Hey, @Sudharchan,

As you learn python as well and found one difference between the input() and raw_input(). a = input() will take the user input and put it in the correct type. Eg: if the user types 5 then the value in a is integer 5. a = raw_input() will take the user input and put it as a string. Eg: if the user types 5 then the value in a is string '5' and not an integer.

I hope this will help you to understand.
i think this is not correct. if you use input as input is 5 for this particular case, it will be treated as string.if you want it to use as integer then use :- int(input())
Hi, @Sanjeev,

I guess there was a difficulty in understanding the approach regarding my explanation, but it is not incorrect. I tried to explain it in another way.
You helped me out so much. You were exactly right. All I had to do was delete the (raw) off of raw_input..Thanks again
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There may a problem with your python version. Raw_input() will work in the lower version of Python. From Python3.x, input() replaces raw_input(), for input from the console. It returns the user’s response a string, so when an int or a float is needed, it is necessary to convert the returned value from the str type using int() or float().

I hope this will solve your error.

answered Jun 25, 2020 by MD
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omg this helped me so much thankyou

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