The string format operator % is used in Python to format output. There exist many good tutorials for printing in Python for the interested student. We mention one printing feature that can be convenient: triple quotes.
Sometimes we want to print several lines of text or a paragraph in a program. We can do so using several print statements:
print 'The book title is Python Programming for Beginners.' print 'The author is Bill Gates.' print 'It is published by Microsoft.'
Python provides a way to create strings to span multiple lines. You can use triple quotes to create multiple-line strings as shown below:
paragraph = '''The book title is Python Programming for Beginners. The author is Bill Gates. It is published by Microsoft. ''' print paragraph
Another way to print a multiple-line string is using backslash notation. Adding \n into your string create newlines. See the code below:
paragraph = 'The book title is Python Programming for Beginners.\nThe author is Bill Gates.\nIt is published by Microsoft.' print paragraph
The three ways above produce the same result:
The book title is Python Programming for Beginners. The author is Bill Gates. It is published by Microsoft.