[Tutor] Question on converting a list per say

Karthikesh Raju karthik at james.hut.fi
Mon Sep 6 12:06:30 CEST 2004

Hi All,

Is it possible to directly convert a list to int/float or complex etc

say a = ['1','2','3']

can i do an int(a) to get [1,2,3] or a float(a).

Presenly i do:
b = []
for vals in a

now my a's are quite big like something with 100000 elements? Isint it not
a slow process to do it like i do?

Warm regards


PS: Thankx for the regex question - it works with minor modifications

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