Asked • 06/11/19

How do I check if a string is a number (float)?

What is the best possible way to check if a string can be represented as a number in Python? The function I currently have right now is: def is_number(s): try: float(s) return True except ValueError: return FalseWhich, not only is ugly and slow, seems clunky. However I haven't found a better method because calling `float` in the main function is even worse.

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