We started using strings in Chapter 1 with this statement:
print 'Hello World'
Later, we talked about how you get input from the user as a string, and how to convert that input into a number:
>>> age = raw_input('Please enter your age: ')
Please enter your age: 24
>>> age = int(age)
Then I showed you how to concatenate strings, like this:
>>> string1 = 'Hello'
>>> string2 = 'there'
>>> greeting = string1 + ' ' + string2
>>> print greeting
Other than being used to nicely format output, we haven’t talked that much about strings. In this chapter, and in the next two chapters, we get heavily into strings. ...