# Lists and Decimal numbers

Mark Lawrence breamoreboy at yahoo.co.uk
Wed Mar 20 20:53:53 CET 2013

```On 20/03/2013 19:20, Alister wrote:
> On Wed, 20 Mar 2013 16:52:00 +0100, Peter Otten wrote:
>
>> Ana Dionísio wrote:
>>
>>> So, I have this script that puts in a list every minute in 24 hours
>>>
>>> hour=[]
>>> i=0 t=-(1.0/60.0)
>>> while i<24*60:
>>>      i = i+1 t = t+(1.0/60.0)
>>>      hour.append([t])
>>
>> In many cases you can write
>>
>> for i in range(...):
>>     ...
>>
>>
>>> When it is doing the cicle it can have all the decimal numbers, but I
>>> need to print the result with only 4 decimal numbers
>>>
>>> How can I define the number of decimal numbers I want to print in this
>>> case? For example with 4 decimal numbers, it would print:
>>>
>>> 0.0000 0.0167 0.0333 ...
>>>
>>> Can you help?
>>
>>
>>>>> for i in range(24*60):
>> ...     print "{:.4f}".format(i/60.0)
>> ...
>> 0.0000 0.0167 0.0333 0.0500 [...]
>> 23.9500 23.9667 23.9833
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>
>> <http://docs.python.org/2/library/string.html#format-specification-mini-
> language>
>
>
> and a list comprehension would streamline things further
>
> t=[round(x*1.0/60),4 for x in range(1440)] #compatible with V2.7 & V3.0)
>

Really?

c:\Users\Mark\Python>python
Python 3.3.0 (v3.3.0:bd8afb90ebf2, Sep 29 2012, 10:55:48) [MSC v.1600 32
bit (Intel)] on win32
>>> t=[round(x*1.0/60),4 for x in range(1440)] #compatible with V2.7 &
V3.0)
File "<stdin>", line 1
t=[round(x*1.0/60),4 for x in range(1440)] #compatible with V2.7 &
V3.0)
^
SyntaxError: invalid syntax

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Cheers.

Mark Lawrence

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