Python Constants

In this lesson, you will learn about constants and how to assign a value to a constant in Python, with examples to better understand the topic.

Constants in Python

A constant is a sort of variable with an unchangeable value. Consider constants as containers containing the information you cannot modify later. Constants can be compared to a sack for storing books that cannot be replaced once placed inside.

Assigning a value to a Python constant

Most of the time, constants are declared and given values in a Python module. In this case, the module is a new file imported into the main file containing variables, functions, and other things. Constants are written inside the module with all capital letters and an underscore between each word. Let’s see an example of declaring a constant and giving it a value below.


PI = 3.14
Create a
import constant



In the above program, we make a file called Then, we assign PI and GRAVITY the same value, make a file called, and import the “constant” module. Lastly, we print the value of the constant.

Constants are not used in Python. A common way to tell them apart from variables is to name them with all capital letters. However, this does not prevent them from being reassigned.

This concludes the Python Constants lesson. In the next lesson, you will learn Literals in Python and their usage.