Number data types store numeric values. They are immutable data types, means that changing the value of a number data type results in a newly allocated object.

Number objects are created when you assign a value to them. For example −

var1 = 1 var2 = 10

You can also delete the reference to a number object by using the del statement. The syntax of the del statement is −

del var1[,var2[,var3[....,varN]]]]

You can delete a single object or multiple objects by using the del statement. For example −

del var del var_a, var_b

Python supports four different numerical types −

int (signed integers) − They are often called just integers or ints, are positive or negative whole numbers with no decimal point.

long (long integers ) − Also called longs, they are integers of unlimited size, written like integers and followed by an uppercase or lowercase L.

float (floating point real values) − Also called floats, they represent real numbers and are written with a decimal point dividing the integer and fractional parts. Floats may also be in scientific notation, with E or e indicating the power of 10 (2.5e2 = 2.5 x 102 = 250).

complex (complex numbers) − are of the form a + bJ, where a and b are floats and J (or j) represents the square root of -1 (which is an imaginary number). The real part of the number is a, and the imaginary part is b. Complex numbers are not used much in Python programming.

### Examples

Here are some examples of numbers

int | long | float | complex |
---|---|---|---|

10 | 51924361L | 0.0 | 3.14j |

100 | -0x19323L | 15.20 | 45.j |

-786 | 0122L | -21.9 | 9.322e-36j |

080 | 0xDEFABCECBDAECBFBAEL | 32.3+e18 | .876j |

-0490 | 535633629843L | -90. | -.6545+0J |

-0x260 | -052318172735L | -32.54e100 | 3e+26J |

0x69 | -4721885298529L | 70.2-E12 | 4.53e-7j |

Python allows you to use a lowercase L with long, but it is recommended that you use only an uppercase L to avoid confusion with the number 1. Python displays long integers with an uppercase L.

A complex number consists of an ordered pair of real floating point numbers denoted by a + bj, where a is the real part and b is the imaginary part of the complex number.

## Number Type Conversion

Python converts numbers internally in an expression containing mixed types to a common type for evaluation. But sometimes, you need to coerce a number explicitly from one type to another to satisfy the requirements of an operator or function parameter.

Type int(x) to convert x to a plain integer.

Type long(x) to convert x to a long integer.

Type float(x) to convert x to a floating-point number.

Type complex(x) to convert x to a complex number with real part x and imaginary part zero.

Type complex(x, y) to convert x and y to a complex number with real part x and imaginary part y. x and y are numeric expressions

## Mathematical Functions

Python includes following functions that perform mathematical calculations.

Sr.No. | Function & Returns ( description ) |
---|---|

1 | abs(x) The absolute value of x: the (positive) distance between x and zero. |

2 | ceil(x) The ceiling of x: the smallest integer not less than x |

3 | cmp(x, y) -1 if x < y, 0 if x == y, or 1 if x > y |

4 | exp(x) The exponential of x: ex |

5 | fabs(x) The absolute value of x. |

6 | floor(x) The floor of x: the largest integer not greater than x |

7 | log(x) The natural logarithm of x, for x> 0 |

8 | log10(x) The base-10 logarithm of x for x> 0. |

9 | max(x1, x2,...) The largest of its arguments: the value closest to positive infinity |

10 | min(x1, x2,...) The smallest of its arguments: the value closest to negative infinity |

11 | modf(x) The fractional and integer parts of x in a two-item tuple. Both parts have the same sign as x. The integer part is returned as a float. |

12 | pow(x, y) The value of x**y. |

13 | round(x [,n]) x rounded to n digits from the decimal point. Python rounds away from zero as a tie-breaker: round(0.5) is 1.0 and round(-0.5) is -1.0. |

14 | sqrt(x) The square root of x for x > 0 |

## Random Number Functions

Random numbers are used for games, simulations, testing, security, and privacy applications. Python includes following functions that are commonly used.

Sr.No. | Function & Description |
---|---|

1 | choice(seq) A random item from a list, tuple, or string. |

2 | randrange ([start,] stop [,step]) A randomly selected element from range(start, stop, step) |

3 | random() A random float r, such that 0 is less than or equal to r and r is less than 1 |

4 | seed([x]) Sets the integer starting value used in generating random numbers. Call this function before calling any other random module function. Returns None. |

5 | shuffle(lst) Randomizes the items of a list in place. Returns None. |

6 | uniform(x, y) A random float r, such that x is less than or equal to r and r is less than y |

## Trigonometric Functions

Python includes following functions that perform trigonometric calculations.

Sr.No. | Function & Description |
---|---|

1 | acos(x) Return the arc cosine of x, in radians. |

2 | asin(x) Return the arc sine of x, in radians. |

3 | atan(x) Return the arc tangent of x, in radians. |

4 | atan2(y, x) Return atan(y / x), in radians. |

5 | cos(x) Return the cosine of x radians. |

6 | hypot(x, y) Return the Euclidean norm, sqrt(x*x + y*y). |

7 | sin(x) Return the sine of x radians. |

8 | tan(x) Return the tangent of x radians. |

9 | degrees(x) Converts angle x from radians to degrees. |

10 | radians(x) Converts angle x from degrees to radians. |

## Mathematical Constants

The module also defines two mathematical constants −

Sr.No. | Constants & Description |
---|---|

1 | pi The mathematical constant pi. |

2 | e The mathematical constant e. |

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