changing type in python

Discussion in 'Programming/Scripts' started by CMYK, Sep 16, 2008.

  1. CMYK

    CMYK New Member

    I think I might be going about this a strange way in Python, but here's what I've been doing.
    #!/usr/bin/env python
    entered = raw_input("Enter numbers, separate numbers by spaces ")
    numbers = entered.split(" ")
    This achieves what I want but trying to pass this through a for statement and do arithmetic seems to not work
    temp = 0
    for elem in numbers:
        temp = temp + elem
    So I get this error: TypeError: unsupported operand type(s) for +: 'int' and 'str'

    So I guess I'm asking can you make python think that elem in the for statement is an int and definitely not a string.
  2. ghostdog74

    ghostdog74 New Member

    you can convert the str into int before the addition using int()

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