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2.4: Statements

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  • A statement is a unit of code that the Python interpreter can execute. We have seen two kinds of statements: expression statement with "print" and assignment.

    When you type a statement in interactive mode, the interpreter executes it and displays the result, if there is one.

    A script usually contains a sequence of statements. If there is more than one statement, the results appear one at a time as the statements execute.

    For the script below, notice that the assignment statement (in this case x = 2) produces no output.

    Code 2.4.1 (Python)
    x = 2
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