I've been working on a web project where I need to pass a PHP variable to a Python file. I'm struggling a bit with this and could use some help.
Here's the context: I have a PHP script that takes input from the user. Based on that input, I need to perform some calculations using a Python script. So essentially, I want to pass the PHP variable to the Python file as an input.
I've looked around for solutions, but I'm still unsure about the best approach. I did come across some ideas like using the `exec()` or `shell_exec()` functions in PHP to call the Python script and pass the variable as a command-line argument. However, I'm not sure if this is the most secure or efficient method.
Has anyone faced a similar situation before? How did you pass a PHP variable to a Python file? Is there a better or recommended way to achieve this? Any insights, suggestions, or code examples would be highly appreciated.
Thanks in advance for your help!