round off to two decimal & return float

Roland Mueller roland.em0001 at googlemail.com
Sat Mar 30 10:28:41 CET 2013


Hello,

2013/3/30 ஆமாச்சு <amachu at amachu.me>

> Consider the scenario,
>
> >> a = 10
> >> "{0:.2f}".format(a)
> '10.00'
>
> This returns a string 10.00. But what is the preferred method to retain
> 10.0 (float) as 10.00 (float)?
>
> I assume you have a numeric value a and want to have a float with 2
decimals. This can be achieved with the function round():

>>> a = 10


>>> type(a)
<type 'int'>

>>> a = round(10,2)



>>> type (a)


<type 'float'>


>>> a


10.0

BR,
Roland


> I am trying to assign the value to a cell of a spreadsheet, using
> python-xlwt. I would like to have 10.00 as the value that is right
> aligned. With text it is left aligned.
>
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