possible to round number and convert to string?

superpollo user at example.net
Fri Jul 31 18:42:21 EDT 2009

Dr. Phillip M. Feldman wrote:
> I'd like to be able to convert a float to a string representation in which
> the number is rounded to a specified number of digits.  If num2str is a
> hypothetical function that does this, then num2str(pi,3) would be '3.142'
> (not '3.141').  I've been told that there is no such function in Python.  I
> tried to write this myself, but wasn't successful.  Any suggestions will be
> appreciated.

 >>> import math
 >>> s = str(round(math.pi, 3))
 >>> s

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