Data is information stored by the computer. In Python, we have many different types of data: strings, integers, floating numbers, boolean, and some others (that we won’t cover in this course). You can check the type of data of an object by using type( ). ( Make sure to put the object between the parentheses!)
- Strings are a series of characters. Examples: "I went to the store", "i", "12345", and "#^*&#)^&"
- Integers are normal numbers, like -1, 0, 1, 2, 3, 100. They can’t have any decimals.
- Floating numbers are decimal numbers: 1.2 , 5.4, 2.6, 1.8
- 5.0 might look like an integer, but since there’s a decimal point, it’s a float, even if there’s nothing after the decimal point
- Booleans: True or False (We’ll go deeper into booleans later in the course, for now just know that they exist)
# strings are a series of characters # they are in single or double quotes print("Jane") print('Doe') # integers are whole numbers (positive, negative, and 0) print(25) # floating point numbers (floats) are numbers with decimals) print(16.54) # booleans are either true or false print(True) print(False)
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