How would you say does not equal?
if hi == hi: print "hi" elif hi (does not equal) bye: print "no hi"
Is there something equivalent to
== that means “not equal”?
!=. See comparison operators. For comparing object identities, you can use the keyword
is and its negation
1 == 1 # -> True 1 != 1 # -> False  is  #-> False (distinct objects) a = b = ; a is b # -> True (same object)