I am working in an older version of Python (2.6, I believe). I cannot update to the latest version because it is not currently compatible with the other program I need the code to run with so, unfortunately, the "decimal" module is not available to me (as far as I know).
I am running a program that pulls numbers (monetary values) out of a csv file and does some basic math with them before sending the values to the other program being used.
I cannot use int values because both dollars and cents are used, so I have to be able to use two decimal places.
The float functions are difficult to use because the numbers are stored in the memory differently than they appear on screen, so something like 0.1 + 0.2 yields some decimal with too many decimal places for my purposes. I cannot find any information on setting precision to these numbers and since it is a floating point number, I don't really expect to.
I also need to be able to have a function to add commas in the appropriate places for numbers above 999.
Any ideas on the best solution here?