parsing equations

Diez B. Roggisch deets_noospaam at
Tue Dec 9 15:53:26 CET 2003

> i have a question.
> Given the string '3+2*6' i need to parse it and obtain the result, so
> 15. Does a module for this operation exists? i need to do simple
> operations, but also on floating point numbers.

Use the builtin function eval to evaluate an arbitrary python expression:

>>> eval("3+2*6")



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