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Nicolas Bassano2,125 Points
Python Basics - Naming things // Sintax question
I doing the Python Basics and got to the "Naming Things" video.
At 01:58 Kenneth writes down:
favourite_fruit = "apple" favorite_number = 42
Why is it that the 42 doesnt have quote marks?
Like...................favorite_number = "42"
Sorry but english is my second language :P
Steven Parker227,114 Points
The difference is the type of variable:
first_number = 42 # <-- this variable is a number other_number = "42" # <-- this variable is a string
The first one can be used later for math, the second one could not (without conversion).