Variables are things you can store data in. For example, if I want the computer to remember the number
5, I can assign it to a variable as data. You do that by coming up with a variable name (let’s call our variable
x) and saying
x = 5.
Now when you say
xin your code, the computer will remember you saved
x, and recall it. Here are some examples and their corresponding type name in Python:
x = 5→ integer (int)
a = 9.2→ floating point number (float)
hey = 'hello'→ string (str)
ohmygod = ' random string'→ string (str)
green = True→ boolean (bool)
# use variables to store data first_name = "Jane" last_name = 'Doe' age = 25 price = 16.54 is_raining = True can_vote = False # variables can be assigned different values print(first_name) # prints Jane first_name = "John" print(first_name) # prints John
View code on GitHub.
Set a variable named
"Hi it's a good day"and a variable named