# Python float() Function

In this guide, we are going to learn all about the Python float() function to convert any number to a float number. Using the python float method you can convert any integer as well as any string number to a floating pointing number.

## Python float() Function

The float() function in Python is a built-in function that is used to convert any specified value into a floating pointing number.

### Syntax

The syntax of the float function in python is:-

``float(value)``

### float() parameter

float() function take a single parameter.

• value:- A number or a string that can be converted into a floating point number.

### Return Value

The return value of the float function in Python is always a float number.

## Python float example

let’s see the float() function along with examples. Here will try to convert different-different numbers into floating-point numbers.

### Example: Converting integer value to float

Convert integer to floating point.

``````a = 12
x = float(a)
print(x)``````

The output will be:- 12.0

### Example: Convert string float number to valid floating pointing numbers

Convert string number to floating point number.

``````
b = '12.88'
y = float(b)
print(y)``````

The output will be:- 12.88

### Example: Converting a list of integers into a float

Convert a list of numbers into float numbers.

``````num = [12, 20, 12, '12', 60, 78, '60.5']
for i in num:
print(float(i))``````

Output

``````12.0
20.0
12.0
12.0
60.0
78.0
60.5``````

## Conclusion

In this tutorial, you have learned all about the float() function in Python to convert any number entered by users to floating-point numbers. Using the float function in Python, you can convert any string number to a floating-point number as well.