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Python | float constructor

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Python's float(~) constructor returns a floating point number from a number or string.

Parameters

1. x | number or string | optional

The number or string to construct a float from. Defaults to 0.0.

Return value

A floating point number.

Examples

String

To return a floating point number from a string:

float('-1.45')
-1.45

Leading and trailing whitespaces are ignored:

float(' -1.45 ')
-1.45

Integer

To return a floating point number from an integer:

float(2)
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