There are several basic types that are common to most programming languages:
- These are whole numbers such as 0, 1, 2 also negative numbers such as -1
- A string is just a sequence of characters such as "Andrew was here"
- Floating point numbers
- A floating point number can include a fractional part for example 2.5 or -3.928
- A boolean variable can take one of two values: true or false