I am importing a csv file into python. As expected, it creates lists with every value as a string, however I want to avoid this. Is there a way for python to detect that a value is actually an int even though it looks like this '24'?
You may want to write a function something like this to do the job. You can expand it to cover other data type.
def return_str_type(str): possible_type = [int, float] for dtype in possible_type: try: str = dtype(str) break except: pass return type(str).__name__ print(return_str_type('4')) print(return_str_type('4.3')) print(return_str_type('s4'))
This will give OP
int float str
Though you will have to be careful with the order. e.g.
int check should always be before