Python Numeric Types

Hello Pradyumna

The code in this particular example is as follows:

my_integer = 1.9

The above code creates a variable called my_integer and assigns it a value of 1.9. This will automatically make this variable a float type because it is not an integer, but a real number.


This code causes output that indicates the type of variable that my_integer is. You can see this returns the following text: <class ‘float’> so it is verified that the my_integer variable is of float type.

my_int = int(my_integer)

The above code takes the my_integer variable, which is of type float, and converts it to an integer, and stores it in the my_int variable. The result is that the my_int variable now contains an integer of value 1. Remember that whenever a float type is converted to an integer type, the result is a “floored” value, meaning any decimal digits are simply removed.

If you add the following code, you can print out the value of the my_int variable:


From the below screenshot you can see that this value is indeed 1.


Finally, the above code returns the type of variable that my_int is which is an integer.

I hope this has been helpful!


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