Convert variable directly into a string (no ASCII)

Ulrich Eckhardt doomster at
Sat May 2 14:47:51 EDT 2009

Justin Rajewski wrote:
> I need to print variables out over serial, however I need them to not be
> in ASCII, ie if the variable is 5 then print 5 not "5".
> The function that writes to the serial port requires a string and I can
> send non-variables out with the string "/x05" for 5.

Take a look at the chr() function. For completeness, the complementary one
is ord(). However, also take a look at the 'struct' module, which is the
tool of choice if you want to do other formatting operations.

I seem to remember there was a third tool that can be used for similar
tasks, but I forgot which it was...


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