The Python Boolean is a commonly used data type with many useful applications. You can use Booleans with operators like
!= to compare values and check for membership, identity, or equality. You can also use Boolean testing with an
if statement to control the flow of your programs based on the truthiness of an expression.
You now know how short-circuit evaluation works and recognize the connection between Booleans and the
if statement. This knowledge will help you to both understand existing code and avoid common pitfalls that can lead to errors in your own programs.
In this course, you’ve learned how to:
- Manipulate Boolean values with Boolean operators
- Convert Booleans to other types
- Convert other types to Python Booleans
- Use Booleans to write efficient and readable Python code
Congratulations, you made it to the end of the course! What’s your #1 takeaway or favorite thing you learned? How are you going to put your newfound skills to use? Leave a comment in the discussion section and let us know.