"**" in python

Dan Stromberg drsalists at gmail.com
Mon Nov 24 02:35:51 CET 2014


On Sun, Nov 23, 2014 at 5:00 PM, Cameron Simpson <cs at zip.com.au> wrote:
> On 23Nov2014 18:43, Tim Chase <python.list at tim.thechases.com> wrote:
>>
>> On 2014-11-24 01:33, Abdul Abdul wrote:
>>>
>>> Wxy**2
>>>
>>> What do ** mean here?
>>
>>
>> "to the power of", so your code squares the value of "Wxy", or "Wxy *
>> Wxy"
>>
>> https://docs.python.org/2/reference/expressions.html#the-power-operator
>
>
> With respect to finding this out for yourself, if you go the Python docs:
>
>  https://docs.python.org/3/
>
> and follow the "index" link at the top right:
>
>  https://docs.python.org/3/genindex.html
>
> and in that page, follow the "Symbols" link:
>
>  https://docs.python.org/3/genindex-Symbols.html
>
> you will find "**" there, along with a lot of other operator and syntax
> stuff.

You can also learn this with Google, by searching for:
     python "star star"

It takes you to a stackoverflow page about python exponentiation.



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