[Fix] SyntaxError: unexpected EOF while parsing in Python

In this tutorial you will learn how to fix SyntaxError: unexpected EOF while parsing error in Python.

The SyntaxError: unexpected EOF while parsing signifies that the end of your source code was reached prior to the completion of all code blocks.

This error message usually occurs when you either miss the closing parenthesis or braces for variables of string.

Let us discuss what are the possible reasons that cause this error and how you can solve it quickly.

Missing Closing or Opening Paranthesis Causing SyntaxError: unexpected EOF

This error usually comes when you have no opening or closing parenthesis for string variable or any inbuild function such as print() in Python. Let us see the below example code and fix the code.

#Initializing the Max Range
maxRange = 1

#Writing a For Loop
for num in range(maxRange):


[Running] python -u "c:\Users\Coduber\test.py"
  File "c:\Users\Coduber\test.py", line 7
SyntaxError: unexpected EOF while parsing

As you can see in the above code, I have missed the closing parenthesis of the print statement and hence I am getting the SyntaxError in Python.

To fix these issues you will require to make sure that you are having all the parenthesis either opened or closed properly. Let us see the fix in the below code.

#Initializing the Max Range
maxRange = 1

#Writing a For Loop
for num in range(maxRange):



Hence this error is because you have missed the closing or opening parenthesis on the print statement or any other statement of the inbuilt function of Python.

SyntaxError: unexpected EOF while parsing in Python

Wrap Up

I hope you were able to identify the parenthesis that you are missing in the program or script that you wrote. As you can see this error usually occurs because of the missing parenthesis majority because of missing parenthesis of Print statement.

This error can also occur if you are having extra literal in any line of code, if by mistake you have added an extra string literal or missed a string literal then you can get this error and all you are required is to remove or add the literal properly to fix it.

Let me know in the comment section if you are still facing the above issue or error and it is different from the one discussed above, I will be happy to debug and provide a resolution for you.

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