I'm learning Python and can't even write the first example:
print 2 ** 100
SyntaxError: invalid syntax
pointing at the 2.
Why is this? I'm using version 3.1
That is because in Python 3, they have replaced the
The syntax is now more or less the same as before, but it requires parens:
From the "what's new in python 3" docs:
Old: print "The answer is", 2*2 New: print("The answer is", 2*2) Old: print x, # Trailing comma suppresses newline New: print(x, end=" ") # Appends a space instead of a newline Old: print # Prints a newline New: print() # You must call the function! Old: print >>sys.stderr, "fatal error" New: print("fatal error", file=sys.stderr) Old: print (x, y) # prints repr((x, y)) New: print((x, y)) # Not the same as print(x, y)!
You need parentheses: