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Python 1a - Printing


Printing in Python

To output a message onto the screen, use the print command.


Then place your message within brackets and speech marks. For example:

print("Welcome to Python!")

When you run the program, the text will print to the Python console:

Welcome to Python!

Printing Task 1 (Full Name & To Your Left)

On the first line, print your first name and surname.

On the next line, write another print statement to print the name of the person (or thing) to your left.

Example solution:

Elsie Parker

pencil case

Printing over Several Lines

One way of writing across multiple lines is to write several print commands like this:

print("Welcome to....")

print("Computer Science")



Welcome to ....

Computer Science


However, when we program, we always want to make our code the most efficient it can be by using as few lines as possible.

Therefore you can write \n within a printed statement to move it to the next line.

Make sure you use \ and not / otherwise it will print the slash and not make a new line!

print("Welcome to....\nComputer Science\nNewbies!!!")


Welcome to ....

Computer Science


Both pieces of code display the same thing, but the second one is more efficient because it only uses one line.

Printing Task 2 (Name, Colour, Movie)

Use \n to write your name, favourite colour and favourite movie in only one line of code.

Example solution:




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