Sometimes it’s necessary to perform conversions between the built-in types. To convert between types you simply use the type name as a function. In addition, several built-in functions are supplied to perform special kinds of conversions. All of these functions return a new object representing the converted value.
|int(x [,base])||Converts x to an integer. base specifies the base if x is a string.|
|long(x [,base] )||Converts x to a long integer. base specifies the base if x is a string.|
|float(x)||Converts x to a floating-point number.|
|complex(real [,imag])||Creates a complex number.|
|str(x)||Converts object x to a string representation.|
|repr(x)||Converts object x to an expression string.|
|eval(str)||Evaluates a string and returns an ...|