Convert String to Int and Arithmetic

Kay Schluehr kay.schluehr at
Tue Jun 12 16:46:23 CEST 2007

On 12 Jun., 16:32, tereglow <tereg... at> wrote:
> Hello,
> I am a complete newbie to Python and am accustomed to coding in PHP/
> Perl/Shell.  I am trying to do the following:
> I have a string:
> cpuSpeed = 'Speed: 1000000000'
> What I would like to do is extract the '1000000000' from the string,
> and divide that by 1000 twice to get the speed of a processor in MHz.
> My understanding is that I need to 'import re' and then use re.split
> to get the first part done.  

It shall suffice to use string methods in this case:

>>> int(cpuSpeed.split(":")[1].strip())

Finally you might trim the numerical value by division just as you

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