TarGz TarGz - 7 months ago 25
Python Question

Formatting floats in Python without superfluous zeros

How to format a float so it does not containt the remaing zeros? In other words, I want the resulting string to be as short as possible..?

Like:

3 -> "3"
3. -> "3"
3.0 -> "3"
3.1 -> "3.1"
3.14 -> "3.14"
3.140 -> "3.14"

Answer

Me, I'd do ('%f' % x).rstrip('0').rstrip('.') -- guarantees fixed-point formatting rather than scientific notation, etc etc. Yeah, not as slick and elegant as %g, but, it works (and I don't know how to force %g to never use scientific notation;-).

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