It is a bitwise right shift operator. The bit pattern is shifted towards right by number of places stipulated by operand on right. Bits on left are set to 0
For example a=60 (00111100 in binary), a>>2 will result in 15 (00001111 in binary)
>>> a=60 >>> bin(a)result #39;0b111100' >>> b=a>>2 >>> bin(b) '0b1111'