A global variable is a variable that is accessible globally. A local variable is one that is only accessible to the current scope, such as temporary variables used in a single function definition.
In the given code
q = "I love coffee" # global variable def f(): p = "Me Tarzan, You Jane." # local variable print p f() print q
The output is as follows
Me Tarzan, You Jane. I love coffee
In the given code, p is a local variable, local to the function f(). q is a global variable accessible anywhere in the module.