Python does not have distinct data types like “double,” “short,” or “long” as found in some other programming languages.

Instead, Python has a more simplified approach to numeric types.

The primary numeric types in Python are:

1. **int: **This is used for integer values. It can represent both positive and negative whole numbers.

**2. float: **This is used for floating-point or decimal numbers. It can represent real numbers and is suitable for most numerical calculations.

**3. complex:** This is used for complex numbers in the form a + bj, where a and b are floats, and j represents the imaginary unit.