Python variables do not need explicit declaration to reserve memory space. The declaration happens automatically when you assign a value to a variable. The equal sign (=) is used to assign values to variables.
The operand to the left of the = operator is the name of the variable and the operand to the right of the = operator is the value stored in the variable. For example −
#!/usr/bin/python counter = 100 # An integer assignment miles = 1000.0 # A floating point name = "John" # A string print counter print miles print name
Here, 100, 1000.0 and "John" are the values assigned to counter, miles, and name variables, respectively.
This produces the following result −
100 1000.0 John