FAQ: Learn Python - Python Syntax - Variables

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I am new to coding. How do you print a variable in Python 2?

Type print followed by the name of the variable. For example:

best_show = "Doctor Who"
print best_show

which prints Doctor Who to the console.

it shows error when i typed print “variable”
help please!

Are you using Python 2 or Python 3? If you type it without parentheses in Python 3, it would indeed run an error. If you’re certain that you are using Python 2, maybe you could post me a sample of your code?