While programming with high-level languages such as Python, you will use four different types of operators as follows:
- The assignment operator ( = ) which is used to assign a value to a variable or a constant.
- Arithmetic operators ( +, -, *, /, MOD, DIV, ^ ) which are used to perform mathematical calculations.
- Comparison operators ( >, <, >=, <=, ==, != ) which are used to compare values.
- Boolean operators ( AND, OR, NOT ) which are often used to complete more than one comparison.
Did you know?
MOD is the remainder of a division. (In Python we used the symbol % instead of MOD). For instance:
7 MOD 3 = 1
DIV is the quotient of a division. (In Python we used the symbol // instead of DIV). For instance:
7 DIV 3 = 2
^ means “to the power of”. (In Python we used the symbol **). For instance:
7^2 = 49
MOD, DIV and ^ are all arithmetic operators.