Python Numbers - int, float, and complex Type« Previous Tutorial Next Tutorial »
Numeric types in Python are used to store numeric values. The three numeric types in Python, are:
Note - The type() function is used to find the type of a value/variable. For example:
x = 45 y = 34.54 z = 12j print(type(x)) print(type(y)) print(type(z))
The output is:
<class 'int'> <class 'float'> <class 'complex'>
Python int Type
Any whole number is considered as of int type. For example, 12, 1, 0, -1345431234, 23456765432134565432 etc.
Python float Type
Any number with decimal (except the complex number) is considered as of float type. For example, 1.9, 2.0, -4253464.2433 etc.
Note - Numbers like 781e4, 23E3, -3542.6e10 etc. are also considered as floating-point number, where e or E indicates to the power of 10. Therefore these numbers are of float type.
The number 781e4 is equal to 7810000.0. Similarly the number -3542.6e5 is equal to -354260000.0.
Note - Number in the form of 123e32 can also be called as scientific number.
Python complex Type
Any number with imaginary part is considered as complex type. For example, 23+6j, 10j, -32j etc.
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