2.5. Operators and operands¶
Operators are special symbols that represent computations like addition and multiplication. The values the operator is applied to are called operands.
** perform addition, subtraction, multiplication, division,
and exponentiation, as in the following examples:
There was a change in the division operator between Python 2.x and Python 3.x. In Python 3.x, the result of this division is a floating point result:
The division operator in Python 2.0 would divide two integers and truncate the result to an integer:
>>> minute = 59 >>> minute/60 0
To obtain the same answer in Python 3.0 use floored (
// integer) division.
In Python 3.0 integer division functions much more as you would expect if you entered the expression on a calculator.