how to convert a string into a float ex.['march 5',430.0]

ex.[‘march 5’,430.0]

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May 3, 2023


From what you have provided as an example. it seems like you want to convert a list containing a string and a float into a new list, where the string is replaced with a float.

In the exact example you provided it seems that the string represents a date, but it’s not clear how you want to convert the date string into a float. I will assume that you want to convert the date string into a timestamp (float) for this explanation. You can use the datetime module in Python. Here’s an example of how to do it:

from datetime import datetime

def convert_string_to_timestamp(date_str, date_format):
    dt = datetime.strptime(date_str, date_format)
    timestamp = dt.timestamp()
    return timestamp

def convert_list_to_floats(input_list, date_format="%B %d"):
    output_list = []
    for item in input_list:
        if isinstance(item, str):
            output_list.append(convert_string_to_timestamp(item, date_format))
        elif isinstance(item, (int, float)):
    return output_list

# Example usage:
input_list = ['March 5', 430.0]
output_list = convert_list_to_floats(input_list)

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