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Python input/function (help)

nil14

New Coder
hi everyone , I'm trying to create a function with which the user can type a name and get information in return. for example: "enter a country's name :"
and in response you can get a the name of the continent in which the country is located (if Russia then Asia , Botswana then Africa etc) . could anybody tell me how to do that? been looking at tutorials and unfortunately couldn't find anything
 
Solution
hi everyone , I'm trying to create a function with which the user can type a name and get information in return. for example: "enter a country's name :"
and in response you can get a the name of the continent in which the country is located (if Russia then Asia , Botswana then Africa etc) . could anybody tell me how to do that? been looking at tutorials and unfortunately couldn't find anything
You could set up your data so that each country corresponds to a continent.
For example:
Python:
countries = {
    "japan":"Asia",
    "canada":"North America"
}
answer = input("Country Continent Search\nPlease type in a country's name. Then press ENTER.\n")
#answer = 'japan'
if answer.lower() in countries:
    print(answer + " is part of: " +...

Ghost

Active Coder
hi everyone , I'm trying to create a function with which the user can type a name and get information in return. for example: "enter a country's name :"
and in response you can get a the name of the continent in which the country is located (if Russia then Asia , Botswana then Africa etc) . could anybody tell me how to do that? been looking at tutorials and unfortunately couldn't find anything
You could set up your data so that each country corresponds to a continent.
For example:
Python:
countries = {
    "japan":"Asia",
    "canada":"North America"
}
answer = input("Country Continent Search\nPlease type in a country's name. Then press ENTER.\n")
#answer = 'japan'
if answer.lower() in countries:
    print(answer + " is part of: " + countries[answer.lower()])
else:
    print("The country you typed in is not part of our dictionary.")

That way when they type it in, we look it up in the dictionary - easy as!
 
Solution

nil14

New Coder
You could set up your data so that each country corresponds to a continent.
For example:
Python:
countries = {
    "japan":"Asia",
    "canada":"North America"
}
answer = input("Country Continent Search\nPlease type in a country's name. Then press ENTER.\n")
#answer = 'japan'
if answer.lower() in countries:
    print(answer + " is part of: " + countries[answer.lower()])
else:
    print("The country you typed in is not part of our dictionary.")

That way when they type it in, we look it up in the dictionary - easy as!
awesome ! thank you so much .
 

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