Python is a programming language that is quite popular and widely used around the world. It is widely regarded as the best programming language to learn first due to its ease of use. It's a popular programming language for building scalable online applications since it's quick to learn, easy to use, and deploy. Python is used to create YouTube, Instagram, Pinterest, etc.

Beginners will find Python to be an excellent place to start. Python is a perfect choice if you want to focus more on logic rather than syntax.

You must understand the different types of Python operators for learning Python, and this blog focuses on the same.

Operators in Python are special types of symbols that perform some operation on variables. The operands are the variables on which the operator operates.

Assignment operators are used in Python to assign values to variables.

Operator

Meaning

Syntax

=

Assigns the value of the expression on RHS to left operand

a=b*c

+=

Add the value of the expression on RHS to the left operand

a+=b

-=

Subtract the value of the expression on RHS to the left operand

a-=b

*=

Multiply the value of the expression on RHS with the left operand

a*=b

/=

Divide value of the expression on RHS with the left operand

a/=b

%=

Take the modulo of right operand with left operand and assign the result to the left operand

a%=b

//=

Floor divide value of the expression on RHS with the left operand

a//=b

**=

Take power value using operand and assign the result to left operand

a**=b

&=

Take bitwise AND value using operand and assign the result to left operand

a&=b

|=

Take bitwise OR value using operand and assign the result to left operand

a|=b

^=

Take bitwise XOR value using operand and assign the result to left operand

a^=b

>>=

Calculate right shift using operands and assign the result to left operand

a>>=b

<<=

Calculate left shift using operands and assign the result to left operand

a<<=b

Python

Python

x = 3 y = 9

x += y print(x)

x = 3 y = 9

x *= y print(x)

x = 3 y = 9

x |= y print(x)

Output:

12
27
11

6. Identity Operators in Python

Identity operators are a special type of operator present in Python. They are of two kinds: "is" and "it not". They check if two values are located on the same part of memory.

Membership operators are a special type of operator present in Python. They are of two kinds: â€śinâ€ť and â€śnot inâ€ť. They are used to check if a value is present in a sequence.

Operator

Meaning

in

Will return True if the value is present in the sequence

not in

Will return True if the value is not present in the sequence

Special operators in Python include identity operators (is and is not) used to compare object identities, membership operators (in and not in) used to test membership in sequences, and assignment operators (+=, -=, etc.) used for shorthand assignment operations.

When an expression contains two or more operators, then in what order are the operators evaluated?

The order of evaluations of operators is based on precedence and associativity of operators. Operator precedence determines the priorities of the operators. If two or more operators with the same precedence are present, then the order is determined by associativity.

How do operators behave with different data types?

Operators in Python behave differently based on the data types they're applied to. For example, the addition operator (+) performs arithmetic addition with numbers, concatenation with strings, and concatenation or merging with lists.

What is the use of operators in Python?

Operators in Python are used to perform operations on variables and values. They include arithmetic operators for mathematical calculations, comparison operators to compare values, logical operators for logical operations, and more, facilitating various tasks in Python programming.

Conclusion

In this blog, we understood Python Operators. Python operators are powerful tools that facilitate a wide range of operations in Python programming. From arithmetic and comparison operations to logical and special operations, operators offer flexibility and efficiency in manipulating data and controlling program flow.

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