Can I specify regex group to return float or int instead of string?

Jeremy jlconlin at gmail.com
Thu Feb 25 18:00:07 CET 2010


On Feb 25, 9:41 am, Steven D'Aprano <st... at REMOVE-THIS-
cybersource.com.au> wrote:
> On Thu, 25 Feb 2010 07:48:44 -0800, Jeremy wrote:
> > I have a regular expression that searches for some numbers and puts them
> > into a dictionary, i.e.
>
> > '(?P<integer>\d+)\s+(?P<float>\d+\.\d+)'
>
> > Is it possible to have the results of the matches returned as int or
> > float objects instead of strings?
>
> No. Just convert the match with int() or float() before storing it in the
> dictionary. That is, instead of:
>
> d[key] = match
>
> use
>
> d[key] = float(match)
>
> or similar.

I was afraid that was the only option.  Oh well, thought I'd ask
anyway.  Thanks for your help.
Jeremy



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