## Introduction

The float() function in Python converts a number or a string and returns a floating-point number. The function works with a number that can be an integer or a decimal. A string can contain any number, can contain mathematical operators, and can be used with NaN, Infinity, or inf.

Now we’re gonna guide you about using the float() function in Python. Hope you understand.

## Example

x = float(6) print(x)

Output:

**6.0**

## Definition

The float() function converts a specific number to a floating-point number.

## The syntax

float(value)

**Parameter Values:**

value: can be a number or a string

## More examples

**Example 1**: Converting an integer to a float

integer = 60 x = float(integer) print(x)

Output:

**60.0**

**Example 2**: Converting a string to a float

string = 0.500 x = float(string) print(x)

Output:

**0.5**

**Example 3**: for infinity and Nan

x = "Inf" y = "nan" print(float(x)) print(float(y))

Output:

**inf**

**nan**

## Conclusion

And we guided you on how to use the float() function in Python.

Thank you for checking it out!

Karim Buzdar holds a degree in telecommunication engineering and holds several sysadmin certifications including CCNA RS, SCP, and ACE. As an IT engineer and technical author, he writes for various websites.