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turtle.pos() method in Python
  • Last Updated : 01 Aug, 2020

The Turtle module provides turtle graphics primitives, in both object-oriented and procedure-oriented ways. Because it uses Tkinter for the underlying graphics, it needs a version of Python installed with Tk support.

turtle.pos()

This method is used to find the turtle’s current location (x, y), as a Vec2D-vector. This method has the Aliases: pos | position.

Syntax: turtle.pos() or  turtle.position()

Return: turtle’s current location in terms of (x, y) coordinate

This function does not require any argument and returns the current position of the turtle in the format (x,y) where x and y represent the 2D vector. The default value is (0.0, 0.0).



Below is the implementation of the above method with some examples :

Example 1 :

Python3




# import turtle package
import turtle 
  
# print the default 
# position i.e; (0.0, 0.0)
print(turtle.pos())
  
# forward turtle by 150 pixels
turtle.forward(150)
  
# print current position 
# i.e; (150.0, 0.0)
print(turtle.pos())
  
# forward turtle by 150 pixels
# after taking turn right
# by 90 degrees
turtle.right(90)
turtle.forward(150)
  
# print position (after next move)
# i.e; (150.0, -150.0)
print(turtle.pos())

Output:

turtle movement example

(0.0, 0.0)
(150.0, 0.0)
(150.0, -150.0)

Example 2:

Python3




# import turtle package
import turtle 
  
# print position (by default)
# i.e; (0.0, 0.0)
print(turtle.pos())
  
# turtle move forward 
# by 40 pixels
turtle.forward(40)
  
# print position (after move)
# i.e; (150.0, 0.0)
print(turtle.position())
  
# turtle move forward by 40 pixels
# after taking right turn 
# by 45 degrees
turtle.right(45)
turtle.forward(40)
  
# print position
# (after next move) 
print(turtle.pos())
  
# turtle move forward by 80 
# pixels after taking left
# turn by 90 degrees
turtle.left(90)
turtle.forward(80)
  
# print position
# (after next move) 
print(turtle.pos())
  
# turtle move forward 
# by 40 pixels after taking 
# right turn by 90 degrees
turtle.right(90)
turtle.forward(40)
  
# print position (after next move) 
print(turtle.position())
  
# turtle move forward by 
# 40 pixels after taking 
# left turn by 45 degrees
turtle.left(45)
turtle.forward(40)
  
# print position 
# (after final move) 
print(turtle.pos())

Output :

turtle movement

(0.0, 0.0)
(40.0, 0.0)
(68.2842712475, -28.2842712475)
(124.852813742, 28.2842712475)
(153.13708499, 0.0)
(193.13708499, 0.0)

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