How can I represent an infinite number in Python? How can I represent an infinite number in Python? python python

How can I represent an infinite number in Python?


In Python, you can do:

test = float("inf")

In Python 3.5, you can do:

import mathtest = math.inf

And then:

test > 1test > 10000test > x

Will always be true. Unless of course, as pointed out, x is also infinity or "nan" ("not a number").

Additionally (Python 2.x ONLY), in a comparison to Ellipsis, float(inf) is lesser, e.g:

float('inf') < Ellipsis

would return true.


Since Python 3.5 you can use math.inf:

>>> import math>>> math.infinf


No one seems to have mentioned about the negative infinity explicitly, so I think I should add it.

For negative infinity:

-math.inf

For positive infinity (just for the sake of completeness):

math.inf


matomo