X and Y = 0000 1100

X | Y = 0011 1101

~ X = 1100 0011

X * Y = 0011 0001

We will now use these binary data to show the Bitwise operations

used in the Python
programming language.

Operators

Definition

Examples

>> Binary Right Shift

The value of the left operand is moved to the right based on

the number of bits determined by operand on the right.

X >> = 15 (which is 0000 1111)

<< Binary Left Shift

The value of the left operand is

moved to the left based on
the number identified by the operand on the right.

X << 240 (which is 1111 0000)

& Binary AND

This operator copies and pastes a bit to the end result if it is

present in both operands.

(X and Y) which is 0000 1100)

^

Binary XOR
This operator duplicates a bit if it is present in one operand

but not on the other

(X ^ Y) = 49 (which is 0011 0001)

~ Complement of Binary Ones

This operator is unary and it can flip bits.

(~ X) = 61 (which is 1100 0011 in complement

of 2’s form because of a marked binary digit)

| Binary OR

This operator duplicates a bit if

it is present in one of the
operands.

(X | Y) 61 (which is 0011 1101)