Variables in Python

In Python, a variable is a name that refers to a value stored in the computer’s memory. It is a way to assign a label to a piece of data so that it can be referred to later in the code.

To create a variable in Python, you need to choose a name for the variable and assign a value to it using the assignment operator (=). For example, you could create a variable called “x” and assign it the value 5:

x = 5

This creates a variable named “x” and assigns it the value 5. Once a variable has been created, you can use it throughout your program to refer to the value stored in it. For example, you could print the value of “x” to the console like this:


This would output “5” to the console.

Variables in Python can hold many different types of data, including numbers, strings, and objects. The type of data that a variable can hold is determined by the value that is assigned to it. For example, if you assign a string value to a variable, it will be of type “string”, whereas if you assign a number, it will be of type “int” or “float”.

Variables can also be reassigned to different values throughout the course of a program, allowing you to update the data that they hold. For example, you could update the value of “x” to 10 like this:

x = 10

After this statement, the value of “x” would be 10 instead of 5.