extracting numbers with decimal places from a string
Thomas 'PointedEars' Lahn
PointedEars at web.de
Mon Jan 12 01:45:16 CET 2015
Peter Otten wrote:
> Thomas 'PointedEars' Lahn wrote:
>> […] But float() is always necessary for computing the sum and suffices
>> indeed together with s.split() if s is just a comma-separated list of
>> numeric strings with optional whitespace leading and trailing the comma:
>> print(sum(map(lambda x: float(x), s.split(',')))
>> Please trim your quotes to the relevant minimum.
> Hm, can you explain what this
> lambda x: float(x)
> is supposed to achieve? I mean other than to confuse a newbie...
suffices in this case, of course.
I could have done without the snide remarks.
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