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What is Data Type?

In any Computer programming language, data type plays a major role. We can define datatype as “it is an attribute of data which Inform to the compiler or interpreter how the programmer/coder want to use those data”. Most of the programming languages have basic data types. In the same way, python also has basic data types.

  1. Numeric type:
  2. Sequence type:
  3. Set types:
  4. Mapping type:
  5. Boolean type:

Definition of Python Data Types

Numeric type:

It is used to store numeric values/Numbers. It contains 3 other types of data:

  1. Integer: Basically used to store number data and it can be positive and negative numbers for example 1, 2,45,67, 97, -8,-11,-87, etc.

2. Float: The numeric value which contains decimal values for example: 2.1, 4.786e2, 98.256, 7.987, etc.

3. Complex: Complex number represents real and imaginary value like Y+iZ where “Y” is a real number and “Z” is an imaginary number. For example 2+3i, 4+9i, etc.

Sequence type:

Sequence is a collection of similar or different data types which include 3 more types as follows :

  1. String: String is a collection of characters which can be reprensted in single quotes (‘ ‘), Double quotes (” “) and triple quotes(“”” “””) .

2. List: List is an ordered collection of same or different datatype and represented in square bracket [, , ,] and data insider square bracket separated by comma(,).

3. Tuple: It is also an ordered collection of the same or different datatype and represented in parenthesis ().

Set type:

Set is a collection of unordered data type which is mutable (means that it can be modifiable after creation).

Mapping type:

Dictionary: It is an unordered collection of data in a key: value pair form. Collection of such pairs enclosed in curly braces. for example {1: “Tom”, 2: “Bob”}.

Boolean type:

It is data with two built-in values i.e. “True” or “False” which can be also represented as “T” or “F” and it stores the comparison result which can be either “T” or “F”.

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