How to convert float to sortable integer in Python

Wolfgang Grafen wolfgang.grafen at marconi.com
Tue Jan 16 13:17:25 CET 2007


shellon wrote:
> Hi all:
>     I want to convert the float number to sortable integer, like the
> function float2rawInt() in java, but I don't know the internal
> expression of float, appreciate your help!
> 
You should know you can sort mixed float/integer values in Python
 >>> l=[3,2.3,1.45,2,5]
 >>> l.sort()
 >>> l
[1.45, 2, 2.2999999999999998, 3, 5]

to convert a float to int use the built-in int function:

 >>> int(2.34)
2

Hope this helps

regards

Wolfgang



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