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2. Primitive data types

These are the primitive data types and a short description of what they are

Data type Description Example
Integer Any whole number, including zero and negative whole numbers 1 , 34, -2, -728229, 0
Real Often referred to as 'float'. This is used to represent numbers with decimal points, both negative, zero and positive numbers 1.0, -345.23, 1.3, 0.0, 0.234
Boolean Used to represent binary logic True or False
Character Single letter, symbol. digit or control code B '2' % NUL
String A sequence of alphanumeric characters 'This is a string'

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