2. Python Data Types

Section 2.1: String Data Type

String are identified as a contiguous set of characters represented in the quotation marks. Python allows for either pairs of single or double quotes. Strings are immutable sequence data type, i.e each time one makes any changes to a string, completely new string object is created.

a_str ‘Hello World’

print(a_str) #output will be whole string. Hello World

print(a_str[0]) #output will be first character. H

print(a_str[0:5]) #output will be first five characters. Hello

Section 2.2: Set Data Types

Sets are unordered collections of unique objects, there are two types of set:

1. Sets – They are mutable and new elements can be added once sets are defined

basket {‘apple’‘orange’‘apple’‘pear’‘orange’‘banana’}


# duplicates will be removed

>{‘orange’‘banana’‘pear’‘apple’} a set(‘abracadabra’)


# unique letters in a

>{‘a’‘r’‘b’‘c’‘d’} a.add(‘z’)



2.Frozen Sets – They are immutable and new elements cannot added after its defined.



cities frozenset([“Frankfurt”“Basel”,“Freiburg”]) print(cities)


Section 2.3: Numbers data type

Numbers have four types in Python. Int, float, complex, and long.

int_num 10

#int value

float_num 10.2


#float value

complex_num 3.14j

#complex value

long_num 1234567L

#long value




Section 2.4: List Data Type

A list contains items separated by commas and enclosed within square brackets [].lists are almost similar to arrays in C. One dierence is that all the items belonging to a list can be of dierent data type.

list [123,‘abcd’,10.2,‘d’#can be an array of any data type or single data type. list1 [‘hello’,‘world’]

print(list#will output whole list. [123,’abcd’,10.2,’d’]

print(list[0:2]) #will output first two element of list. [123,’abcd’]

print(list1 * 2#will gave list1 two times. [‘hello’,’world’,’hello’,’world’]

print(list + list1) #will gave concatenation of both the lists. [123,’abcd’,10.2,’d’,’hello’,’world’]

Section 2.5: Dictionary Data Type

Dictionary consists of key-value pairs. It is enclosed by curly braces {} and values can be assigned and accessed using square brackets[].


print(dic) #will output all the key-value pairs. {‘name’:’red’,’age’:10}

print(dic[‘name’]) #will output only value with ‘name’ key. ‘red’

print(dic.values()) #will output list of values in dic. [‘red’,10]

print(dic.keys()) #will output list of keys. [‘name’,’age’]

Section 2.6: Tuple Data Type

Lists are enclosed in brackets [ ] and their elements and size can be changed, while tuples are enclosed in parentheses ( ) and cannot be updated. Tuples are immutable.

tuple (123,‘hello’) tuple1 (‘world’)

print(tuple#will output whole tuple. (123,’hello’)

print(tuple[0]) #will output first value. (123)

print(tuple + tuple1) #will output (123,’hello’,’world’)

tuple[1]=‘update’ #this will give you error.





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