'Syntax Error: invalid syntax' for no apparent reason

I've been trying to get a fix and can't find why the error keeps appearing. Pmin,Pmax,w,fi1 and fi2 have all been assigned finite values


When i remove this line from the code, the same error appears at the next line of code, again for no reason I can think of

Edit: Here is the chunk of code I was referring to:

def Psat(self, T):
    pop= self.getPborder(T)

    if boolean:
        Pmin = float(min([P1, P2]))
        Pmax = float(max([P1, P2]))

        guess = Pmin+(Pmax-Pmin)*((1-w**2)*fi1+(w**2)*fi2)   #error here

        solution = scipy.optimize.newton(funcPsat,guess, args=(T,self))


For problems where it seems to be an error on a line you think is correct, you can often remove/comment the line where the error appears to be and, if the error moves to the next line, there are two possibilities.

Either both lines have a problem or the previous line has a problem which is being carried forward. The most likely case is the second option (even more so if you remove another line and it moves again).

For example, the following Python program twisty_passages.py:

xyzzy = (1 +
plugh = 7

generates the error:

  File "twisty_passages.py", line 2
    plugh = 7
SyntaxError: invalid syntax

despite the problem clearly being on line 1.

In your particular case, that is the problem. The parentheses in the line before your error line is unmatched, as per the following snippet:

# open parentheses: 1  2             3
#                   v  v             v
#                               ^             ^
# close parentheses:            1             2

Depending on what you're trying to achieve, the solution may be as simple as just adding another closing parenthesis at the end, to close off the sqrt function.

I can't say for certain since I don't recognise the expression off the top of my head. Hardly surprising if (assuming PSAT is the enzyme, and the use of the typeMolecule identifier) it's to do with molecular biology - I seem to recall failing Biology consistently in my youth :-)

You're missing a close paren in this line:


There are three ( and only two ). I hope This will help you.

I encountered a similar problem, with a syntax error that I knew should not be a syntax error. In my case it turned out that a Python 2 interpreter was trying to run Python 3 code, or vice versa; I think that my shell had a PYTHONPATH with a mixture of Python 2 and Python 3.

If you are running the program with python, try running it with python3.

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