check on numerical value?

Emile van Sebille emile at
Thu Jun 6 15:04:17 CEST 2002

<pixie888 at> wrote in message
> Is there any way to discover when a value is numerical or not in
> Python? I want a check in my code on a given value. If somebody enters
> or gives me something like "akjlvqùirq" this is surely not a numerical
> value.

int(value) or float(value) depending on what values you'd except.


Emile van Sebille
emile at


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