how to get the length of a number

Claudio Grondi claudio.grondi at
Sun Jun 11 22:46:09 CEST 2006

Stan Cook wrote:
> Can anyone tell me how to get the length of a number.  I know 
> len(string) will get the length of a string, but it doesn't like 
> len(int).  I seem to remember something like %s string.  I tried to set 
> a variable = to %s int, but that doesn't work.  Is there a function I've 
> forgotten about to convert an integer to a string?
> Regards
> Stan

len('%s'%(1234567,)) gives   7
len('%s'%(1234**45,)) and len(str(1234**45))
give 140


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