What Is Python Interactive Mode

Q

What Is Python Interactive Mode?

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A

Python Interactive Mode allows you to use Python as an interpreted language.

When running in interactive mode, Python will:

  • Prompt you to enter one statement or statement block at a time.
  • Execute the statement or statement block immediately.
  • Print back the result if the statement is an expression.
  • Display output of the stdout I/O channel immediately.
  • Display error message of the stderr I/O channel immediately.
  • Provide reference information through the "help" command.

Here is sample session of running Python in interactive mode:

Python 3.6.2 (v3.6.2:5fd33b5, Jul  8 2017, 04:14:34) [MSC v.1900 32 bit (Intel)]
 on win32
Type "help", "copyright", "credits" or "license" for more information.
>>>
>>> 1 / 2
0.5
>>> 2 ** 3
8
>>> 17 / 3
5.666666666666667
>>>
>>> numbers = [2, 4, 6, 8]
>>> product = 1
>>> for number in numbers:
...    product = product * number
... 
>>> print('The product is:', product)
The product is: 384

 

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