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Chapter 5. Numbers > Introduction to Numbers

5.1. Introduction to Numbers

Numbers provide literal or scalar storage and direct access. Numbers are also an immutable type, meaning that changing or updating its value results in a newly allocated object. This activity is, of course, transparent to both the programmer and the user, so it should not change the way the application is developed.

Python has four types of numbers: “plain” integers, long integers, floating point real numbers, and complex numbers.


  

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