Let's Talk About Data Types Be A Better Coder
let’s talk about data.
Most data is really boils down to just a few types. There are strings, integers, and floats for the most part. Strings are, well, a string of characters or letters naturally. Integers are whole numbers. Floats are decimal numbers.
Some examples of strings.
”” an empty string
”a” a simple string
“hello world” my favorite string
“\n\t\e\d” a string of special characters. newline, tab, escape, backspace
Some examples of integers
2 a positive whole number
-5 a negative number
Some examples of Floats
- 123 some decimal
- 1415927 some of pi
-1.0 a negative number that is equal to the integer -1
Complex Data Types
Sometimes there is a certain type of data we use over and over again. Usually when this happens we make some standard for it. Some examples like this are Timestamps, Regexp, Arrays, Hashes
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