In Python >> is called right shift operator. It is a bitwise operator. It requires a bitwise representation of object as first operand. Bits are shifted to right by number of bits stipulated by second operand. Leading bits as towards left as a result of shifting are set to 0.
>>> bin(a) #binary equivalent 0110 0100 '0b1100100' >>> b=a>>2 #binary equivalent 0001 1101 >>> b 25 >>> bin(b) '0b11001'