convert element in a list to float

Mark Lawrence breamoreboy at yahoo.co.uk
Sun Sep 13 22:07:38 CEST 2015


On 13/09/2015 20:55, forums_mp at hotmail.com wrote:
>
> For starters, I googled and saw a plethora of writings on how to convert an entire list from string to float.   My interest is on select elements in the list.  The output from the print statement: print scenarioList
>
> is as follows
>
> [ '3000000', '"N"', '11400000', '"E"' ]
>
> I need to convert the first and third element to float.
>    lat = ( float ) scenarioList [ 0 ]
>    lon = ( float ) scenarioList [ 2 ]
>
> fails (invalid syntax).  How can I achieve my objective.
>
> Thanks in advance
>

Strong hint, you do not cast the strings to floats, you call the builtin 
float() function to do the conversion.

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Mark Lawrence



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