convert element in a list to float
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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