Wait input from keyboard in Python.

Wait input from keyboard in Python.

Not only Python but also other program, you want it to wait input from keyboard.
Today I will introduce how to receive standard input.

What is standard input ?

Regarding search result, standard input means input device like keyboard.
You can imagine stdin in C language.

Standard input is a kind of device like keyboard in UNIX environment.
What is standard input ?

Waiting input like below is easy to imagine.

Please input > (blink)

How to wait input in Python

In order to wait input, you can use input function.


var = input("Please input variable : ")
print("Input variable is : {}".format(var))

Once you execute it, it will wait input like below.

Please input variable : 

If you input text and push Enter, program would resume the process.

Please input variable : aaa
Input variable is : aaa

In case of input from console, you can use input function.
raw_input was expired in python3.
Receive standard input


  • If you want to wait input from keyboard, you can use input function in python.

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