Now that we know about variables, we want to put them to use by associating them with some data. Here, we will be using variables to store information related to a vacation that we would like to go on.
Just as before, we ask you to run the code and ensure that it matches what is commented out.
- Practice variable assignment in Python
- Practice variable reassignment in Python
Assign a variable of
travel_month equal to the string "January", as that is the month we would like to travel.
travel_month = None
We start by setting the variable equal to the data type None. As we know,
Nonerepresents the absence of a value. Now we can take care of assigning the variable to something other than
travel_month # "January"
Now let's assign a variable equal to the number of weeks that we would like to travel, 3.
number_of_weeks = None
number_of_weeks # 3
UPDATE: we just learned that we can travel for a longer period of time. So, we need to reassign the
number_of_weeks variable equal to
number_of_weeks # 5
Now that's more like it.
Great! In this lab, we were able to get a sense how to store information in variables through assignment and reassignment.