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display an input sentence to the user on multiple lines

Asked by lowcalorie on 11 Mar 2012
coeff = input('Please enter the coefficients for the polynomial of the form ax^2 + bx + c = 0. Input all three values in this form [a b c] If a term is missing, use zero as a placeholder Input values (include square brackets): ');
this is an input function that tells the user to input 3 variables but as you can see this is very long and when i run it it displays this whole thing on one line
I need to display this on multiple lines in the command window i have tried doing ... but it has failed

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Answer by Oleg Komarov on 11 Mar 2012
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Use \n inside you string to have a newline
Example:
input(['Please enter the coefficients for the polynomial of the form ax^2 + bx + c = 0.',...
'\nInput all three values in this form [a b c].',...
'\nIf a term is missing, use zero as a placeholder.',...
'\nInput values (include square brackets): '])
Note that I broke the string for better readability. For instance if you remove the \n, even if you have on different lines in the editor, it will still be a single line in the command window.

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