How do I convert a string to a double in Python? How do I convert a string to a double in Python? python python

How do I convert a string to a double in Python?


>>> x = "2342.34">>> float(x)2342.3400000000001

There you go. Use float (which behaves like and has the same precision as a C,C++, or Java double).


The decimal operator might be more in line with what you are looking for:

>>> from decimal import Decimal>>> x = "234243.434">>> print Decimal(x)234243.434


Be aware that if your string number contains more than 15 significant digits float(s) will round it.In those cases it is better to use Decimal

Here is an explanation and some code samples: https://docs.python.org/3/library/sys.html#sys.float_info


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