formatting a number as percentage

Mark Dickinson dickinsm at gmail.com
Sun Feb 21 19:15:18 CET 2010


On Feb 21, 5:53 pm, vsoler <vicente.so... at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm trying to print .7 as 70%
> I've tried:
>
> print format(.7,'%%')
> .7.format('%%')
>
> but neither works. I don't know what the syntax is...

Assuming that you're using Python 2.6 (or Python 3.x):

>>> format(.7, '%')
'70.000000%'
>>> format(.7, '.2%')
'70.00%'

Or see TomF's response for how to use this with the str.format method.

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Mark



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