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Python - Operators


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Operators are used to perform operation on two operands. Operators in Python can be categorized as follows:

  • Arithmetic operators
  • Assignment operators
  • Comparison operators
  • Logical operators
  • Identity operators
  • Membership operators
  • Bitwise operators

Arithmetic operators

Arithmetic operators are used to perform arithmetic operations on two operands.

OperatorDescription
+ Addition
- Subtraction
* Multiplication
/ Division
** Exponent / Powera**b is equivalent to a^b (ex: 10**2 is equal to 100)
% Modulusa%b returns remainder of a/b (ex: 10 % 3 returns 1)
// Floor divisiona//b returns greatest integer of a/b (ex: 14//3 returns 4)

Assignment operators

Assignment operators are used to assign values of right hand side expression to left hand side operand.

Operator Expression Equivalent to
= a = 5 a = 5
+= a += b a = a + b
-= a -= b a = a - b
*= a *= b a = a * b
/= a /= b a = a / b
**= a **= b a = a ** b
%= a %= b a = a % b
//= a //= b a = a // b
&= a &= b a = a & b
|= a |= b a = a | b
^= a ^= b a = a ^ b
>>= a >>= b a = a >> b
<<= a <<= b a = a << b

Comparison operators

Comparison operators are used to compare values of two operands. It returns true when values matches and false when values doen not match.

Operator Description
== Equal
!= Not equal
> Greater than
< Less than
>= Greater than or equal to
<= Less than or equal to

Logical operators

Logical operators are used to combine two or more conditions.

Operator Description
and Returns True when all conditions are true
or Returns True when any of the conditions is true
not Returns opposite result not(2<5) returns false

Identity operators

Identity operators are used to compare memory location of two objects.

Operator Description
is Returns true when both variables are the same object a is b
is not Returns true when both variables are not the same object a is not b

Membership operators

Membership operators are used to check the membership of element(s) in a sequence like lists, tuple etc.

Operator Description
in Returns True if element(s) is present in the object a in b
not in Returns True if element(s) is not present in the object a not in b

Bitwise operators

Bitwise operators are used to perform bitwise operations on two operands.

Operator Description
& AND Returns 1 if both bits at the same in both operands are 1, else returns 0
| OR Returns 1 if one of two bits at the same in both operands is 1, else returns 0
^ XOR Returns 1 if only one of two bits at the same in both operands is 1, else returns 0
~ NOT Reverse all the bits
>> Right shift The left operand is moved right by the number of bits present in the right operand
<< Left shift The left operand value is moved left by the number of bits present in the right operand

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