Python if statement

Posted on 2015-01-13
Last Modified: 2015-01-13
Hello experts,

Working on using IF statement in Python
Tutorial at

>>> x = int(raw_input("Please enter an integer: "))
Please enter an integer: 42
>>> if x < 0:
...     x = 0
...     print 'Negative changed to zero'
... elif x == 0:
...     print 'Zero'
... elif x == 1:
...     print 'Single'
... else:
...     print 'More'

This has the input and the output so removed output and got

x = int(raw_input("Please enter an integer: "))
if x < 0:
     x = 0
     print 'Negative changed to zero'
    elif x == 0:
     print 'Zero'
     elif x == 1:
     print 'Single'
     print 'More'

When I run the code in the IDE
it prompts for the integer But then
It does nothing just the >>> 

Why does it not execute the code after the


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Question by:9apit
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Accepted Solution

gelonida earned 500 total points
ID: 40547673
Probably you just forgot to type one empty line at the end of the if statement.

Be careful, that you keep the correct indentation if not the code will not do what you want it to do.

what you should have typed is:

x = int(raw_input("Please enter an integer: "))
if x < 0:
     x = 0
     print 'Negative changed to zero'
elif x == 0:
     print 'Zero'
elif x == 1:
     print 'Single'
     print 'More'

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Expert Comment

ID: 40547675
First, it is difficult to judge. I suggest to save the code into a file with .py extension and launch it from the file using the python interpreter. Check the indentation.

(Modified later) I have just tried:
Python 2.7.6 (default, Nov 10 2013, 19:24:24) [MSC v.1500 64 bit (AMD64)] on win
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>>> x = int(raw_input("Please enter an integer: "))
Please enter an integer: 42
>>> if x < 0:
...     x = 0
...     print 'Negative changed to zero'
... elif x == 0:
...     print 'Zero'
... elif x == 1:
...     print 'Single'
... else:
...     print 'More'

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The first line must be entered first. Then it is immediately interpreted. It asks you for intput and fills the x variable. Then you have to type in the if command. As gelonida wrote, the last line with three dots must be entered empty. This way the interactive mode recognizes that you finished the command.

When you type x (nothing more + Enter), the interactive mode will display the content of the variable for you.

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