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I want to learn Python, so I downloaded the interpreter but when I enter the simplest statement, it generates an error.

Python 3.3.0 (v3.3.0:bd8afb90ebf2, Sep 29 2012, 10:55:48) [MSC v.1600 32 bit (Intel)] on win32
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>>> print 'a'
SyntaxError: invalid syntax
>>> 

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Python 3 requires parentheses for function calls. Prior to 3, the syntax you have is valid. Do this instead:

print('a')

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