# Category:Simple data types

From Higher Computing Science

- A simple data type is a programming language data type that is not made up of other data types
- A character is a simple data type that stores a single character code (such as ASCII or Unicode)
- Numeric data can be either real number (decimal numbers) or integer (whole numbers)
- A real number is a simple data type stored as a floating point number – a number split into two parts of the mantissa (the precision of the number) and the exponent (the range of the number)
- An integer is a whole number stored as a two’s complement binary number
- Two’s complement binary is used to store negative numbers
- Boolean is a simple data type that is stored as either True or False

## Pages in category "Simple data types"

The following 4 pages are in this category, out of 4 total.