float()

Published May 10, 2021Updated May 23, 2022
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The built-in float() function returns a float value based on a string, numeric data type, or no value at all.

Syntax

float(num_string)

The num_string parameter is optional and should either be a string or numeric type.

Example

In the example, the float() function is used to return float-type versions of an integer value 314 and a string “314”:

print(float(314))
print(float("314"))

The following output will look like this:

314.0
314.0

Codebyte Example

Use float() to create a new float value:

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