## Python Operators

There are many operators in Python. They can be grouped into following categories based on the type of operation they perform, and in an order of their usage in typical programming.

• Arithmetic
• Assignment
• Comparison
• Logical
• Identity
• Membership
• Bitwise

In this tutorial, we will go through each of these categories. But the following tutorials cover these in great detail.

In this tutorial, we will go through each of these operator categories with examples.

## Arithmetic Operators

Arithmetic Operators are used to perform basic mathematical arithmetic operators like addition, subtraction, multiplication, etc. The following table lists out all the arithmetic operators in Python.

In the following program, we will take values for variables x and y, and perform arithmetic operations on these values using Python Arithmetic Operators.

main.py

```x = 5
y = 2

subtraction = x - y
multiplication = x * y
division = x / y
modulus = x % y
exponentiation = x ** y
floor_division = x // y

print(f'x - y = {subtraction}')
print(f'x * y = {multiplication}')
print(f'x / y = {division}')
print(f'x % y = {modulus}')
print(f'x ** y = {exponentiation}')
print(f'x // y = {floor_division}')```
Try Online

Output

```x + y = 7
x - y = 3
x * y = 10
x / y = 2.5
x % y = 1
x ** y = 25
x // y = 2```

## Bitwise Operators

Bitwise Operators are used to perform bit level operations. The following table lists out all the bitwise operators in Python.

main.py

```# AND
x, y = 5, 2
print(x & y) # 0

# OR
x, y = 5, 2
print(x | y) # 7

# XOR
x, y = 5, 2
print(x ^ y) # 7

# NOT
x, y = 5, 2
print(~x) # -6

# Zero fill left shift
x, y = 5, 2
print(x << y) # 20

#Signed right shift
x, y = 5, 2
print(x >> y) # 1```
Try Online

## Assignment Operators

Assignment Operators are used to assign or store a specific value in a variable. The following table lists out all the assignment operators in Python.

In the following program, we will take values for variables x and y, and perform assignment operations on these values using Python Assignment Operators.

main.py

```x, y = 5, 2
x += y
print(x) # 7

x, y = 5, 2
x -= y
print(x) # 3

x, y = 5, 2
x *= y
print(x) # 10

x, y = 5, 2
x /= y
print(x) # 2.5

x, y = 5, 2
x %= y
print(x) # 1

x, y = 5, 2
x **= y
print(x) # 25

x, y = 5, 2
x //= y
print(x) # 2

x, y = 5, 2
x &= y
print(x) # 0

x, y = 5, 2
x |= y
print(x) # 7

x, y = 5, 2
x ^= y
print(x) # 7

x, y = 5, 2
x <<= y
print(x) # 20

x, y = 5, 2
x >>= y
print(x) # 1```
Try Online

## Comparison Operators

Comparison Operators are used to compare two operands. The following table lists out all the Comparison operators in Python.

main.py

```# Equal to
x, y = 5, 2
print(x == y) # False

# Not equal	to
x, y = 5, 2
print(x != y) # True

# Greater than
x, y = 5, 2
print(x > y) # True

# Less than
x, y = 5, 2
print(x < y) # False

# Greater than or equal to
x, y = 5, 2
print(x >= y) # True

# Less than or equal to
x, y = 5, 2
print(x <= y) # False```
Try Online

## Logical Operators

Logical Operators are used to combine simple conditions and form compound conditions. The following table lists out all the Logical operators in Python.

main.py

```# Logical AND
x, y = True, False
print(x and y) # False

# Logical OR
x, y = True, False
print(x or y) # True

# Logical NOT
x = True
print(not x) # False```
Try Online

## Identity Operators

Identity Operators are used to check if two variables point to same reference of an object in Python. The following table lists out the two Identity operators in Python.

Two objects are said to have same reference, if they have same id. In the following program, we shall print the ids of x and y, along with the results of is and is not operators.

main.py

```x = [1, 2, 3]
y = x
print(x is y) # True
print(x is not y) # False
print(id(x))
print(id(y))```
Try Online

Output

```True
False
2284566373000
2284566373000```

We have assigned the value of x to y. Now, both x and y store the reference to same object in memory. Therefore, x is y.

main.py

```# is operator
x = [1, 2, 3]
y = [1, 2, 3]
print(x is y) # True
print(x is not y) # False
print(id(x))
print(id(y))```
Try Online

Output

```False
True
1961841222280
1961841222344```

Even though the list elements are same, x and y are assigned with two different list objects. Hence, the ids are different for x and y and therefore x is not y, in this case.

## Membership Operators

Membership Operators are used to check if an element or item is present in the given collection or sequence. The following table presents the Membership operators in Python with their symbol, description, and an example.

main.py

```# in operator
x = 1
y = [1, 2, 3]
print(x in y) # True

# not in operator
x = 8
y = [1, 2, 3]
print(x not in y) # True```
Try Online

## Conclusion

In this Python Tutorial, we learned about different kinds of Operators in Python: Arithmetic, Bitwise, Assignment, Comparison, Logical, Identity and Membership.