Basically I have a long list of numbers, that are never greater than 999999, and never have more than 2 decimal places, ie, most numbers look like 123456.78
But I have several numbers in this list that are less than 100000, or have only 1 decimal place, or both.
One example of which is 3434.2
I want to get python to print out this number in the same format as the others, as in i wish it to print out 003434.20
However, I'm having real problems trying to get this to happen via the format conversion specifiers. So far, I can make the second decimal place appear by simply specifying:
a=3434.2 b='%.2f' % a print b
But when I then try to include the zeros at the start, it throws an error because the conversion i found for that
needs the number to be a integer, and won't allow a float. I tried converting this number into an integer to do this operator, and then back to a float again:
a=3434.2 b=a*100 c='%08d' % b d=float(c) e=d/100 print '%.2f' % e
However, when I make the conversion back into a float, it removes the 0's i added at the start, making the whole process pointless.
Anyone know how I can make this conversion correct?