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# Taking multiple inputs from user in Python

The developer often wants a user to enter multiple values or inputs in one line. In C++/C user can take multiple inputs in one line using scanf but in Python user can take multiple values or inputs in one line by two methods.

• Using split() method
• Using List comprehension

Using split() method :
This function helps in getting multiple inputs from users. It breaks the given input by the specified separator. If a separator is not provided then any white space is a separator. Generally, users use a split() method to split a Python string but one can use it in taking multiple inputs.

Syntax :

`input().split(separator, maxsplit)`

Example :

## Python3

 `# Python program showing how to``# multiple input using split` `# taking two inputs at a time``x, y ``=` `input``(``"Enter two values: "``).split()``print``(``"Number of boys: "``, x)``print``(``"Number of girls: "``, y)` `# taking three inputs at a time``x, y, z ``=` `input``(``"Enter three values: "``).split()``print``(``"Total number of students: "``, x)``print``(``"Number of boys is : "``, y)``print``(``"Number of girls is : "``, z)` `# taking two inputs at a time``a, b ``=` `input``(``"Enter two values: "``).split()``print``(``"First number is {} and second number is {}"``.``format``(a, b))` `# taking multiple inputs at a time``# and type casting using list() function``x ``=` `list``(``map``(``int``, ``input``(``"Enter multiple values: "``).split()))``print``(``"List of students: "``, x)`

Output:

```Enter two values: 5 10
Number of boys:  5
Number of girls:  10
Enter three values: 5 10 15
Total number of students:  5
Number of boys is :  10
Number of girls is :  15
Enter two values: 5 10
First number is 5 and second number is 10
Enter multiple values: 5 10 15 20 25
List of students:  [5, 10, 15, 20, 25]```

Using List comprehension :
List comprehension is an elegant way to define and create a list in Python. We can create lists just like mathematical statements in one line only. It is also used in getting multiple inputs from a user.

Example:

## Python3

 `# Python program showing``# how to take multiple input``# using List comprehension` `# taking two input at a time``x, y ``=` `[``int``(x) ``for` `x ``in` `input``(``"Enter two values: "``).split()]``print``(``"First Number is: "``, x)``print``(``"Second Number is: "``, y)` `# taking three input at a time``x, y, z ``=` `[``int``(x) ``for` `x ``in` `input``(``"Enter three values: "``).split()]``print``(``"First Number is: "``, x)``print``(``"Second Number is: "``, y)``print``(``"Third Number is: "``, z)` `# taking two inputs at a time``x, y ``=` `[``int``(x) ``for` `x ``in` `input``(``"Enter two values: "``).split()]``print``(``"First number is {} and second number is {}"``.``format``(x, y))` `# taking multiple inputs at a time``x ``=` `[``int``(x) ``for` `x ``in` `input``(``"Enter multiple values: "``).split()]``print``(``"Number of list is: "``, x)`

Output :

```Enter two values: 5 10
First Number is:  5
Second Number is:  10
Enter three values: 5 10 15
First Number is:  5
Second Number is:  10
Third Number is:  15
Enter two values: 5 10
First number is 5 and second number is 10
Enter multiple values: 5 10 15 20 25
Number of list is:  [5, 10, 15, 20, 25]```

Note: The above examples take input separated by spaces. In case we wish to take input separated by comma (, ), we can use the following:

## Python3

 `# taking multiple inputs at a time separated by comma``x ``=` `[``int``(x) ``for` `x ``in` `input``(``"Enter multiple value: "``).split(``","``)]``print``(``"Number of list is: "``, x)`

Please see https://ide.geeksforgeeks.org/BHf0Cxr4mx for a sample run.

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