Python – Summation of float string list

Sometimes, while working with Python list, we can have a problem in which we need to find summation in list. But sometimes, we don’t have a natural number but a floating-point number in string format. This problem can occur while working with data, both in web development and Data Science domain. Let’s discuss the ways in which this problem can be solved.

Method #1 : Using sum() + float() + generator
This problem can be solved using the sum function in which we first convert the strings into float and then pass this logic in functions in respective sum function.

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# Python3 code to demonstrate working of
# Summation of float string list
# using sum() + float() + generator
  
# initialize lists
test_list = ['4.5', '7.8', '9.8', '10.3']
  
# printing original list
print("The original list is : " + str(test_list))
  
# Summation of float string list
# using sum() + float() + generator
res_sum = sum(float(sub) for sub in test_list)
  
# printing result
print("The summation of float string list : " + str(res_sum))

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The original list is : ['4.5', '7.8', '9.8', '10.3']
The summation of float string list : 32.400000000000006

 

Method #2 : Using loop
This is a brute force method to perform this task. In this, we iterate for the list and convert and sum the list float elements during iteration.

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# Python3 code to demonstrate working of
# Summation of float string list
# Using loop
  
# initialize lists
test_list = ['4.5', '7.8', '9.8', '10.3']
  
# printing original list
print("The original list is : " + str(test_list))
  
# Summation of float string list
# Using loop
res_sum = 0 
for ele in test_list: 
    res_sum += float(ele)
      
# printing result
print("The summation of float string list : " + str(res_sum))

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Output :

The original list is : ['4.5', '7.8', '9.8', '10.3']
The summation of float string list : 32.400000000000006



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