Algorias Algorias - 2 months ago 11
Python Question

dropping trailing '.0' from floats

I'm looking for a way to convert numbers to string format, dropping any redundant '.0'

The input data is a mix of floats and strings. Desired output:

0 --> '0'

0.0 --> '0'

0.1 --> '0.1'

1.0 --> '1'

I've come up with the following generator expression, but I wonder if there's a faster way:

(str(i).rstrip('.0') if i else '0' for i in lst)

The truth check is there to prevent 0 from becoming an empty string.

EDIT: The more or less acceptable solution I have for now is this:

('%d'%i if i == int(i) else '%s'%i for i in lst)

It just seems strange that there is no elegant way to handle this (fairly straightforward) case in python.

(str(i)[-2:] == '.0' and str(i)[:-2] or str(i) for i in ...)