How to print zero-padded floating point numbers in python 2.6.1

Chris Rebert clp2 at rebertia.com
Wed Nov 4 09:37:52 CET 2009


On Wed, Nov 4, 2009 at 12:04 AM, Lorenzo Di Gregorio
<lorenzo.digregorio at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello,
>
> I thought that I could zero-pad a floating point number in 'print' by
> inserting a zero after '%', but this does not work.
>
> I get:
>
> print '%2.2F' % 3.5
> 3.50
> print '%02.2F' % 3.5
> 3.50
>
> How can I get print (in a simple way) to print 03.50?

>>> print ("%.2f" % 3.5).zfill(5)
03.50
>>> print ("%5.2f" % 3.5).replace(' ','0')
03.50

Cheers,
Chris
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