convert element in a list to float

Laura Creighton lac at openend.se
Sun Sep 13 23:02:55 CEST 2015


In a message of Sun, 13 Sep 2015 12:55:13 -0700, forums_mp at hotmail.com writes:
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>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 
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>is as follows
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>[ '3000000', '"N"', '11400000', '"E"' ]
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>I need to convert the first and third element to float.  
>  lat = ( float ) scenarioList [ 0 ]
>  lon = ( float ) scenarioList [ 2 ]
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>fails (invalid syntax).  How can I achieve my objective. 
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>Thanks in advance

Does this help?

>>> l = [ '3000000', '"N"', '11400000', '"E"' ]
>>> [float(l[0]), l[1], float(l[2]), l[3]]
[3000000.0, '"N"', 11400000.0, '"E"']

Laura



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