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Ruby » String » Convert Number 
String to number


puts "10".to_i          # => 10: convert string to integer
puts "10".to_i(2)       # => 2: argument is radix: between base-and base-36
puts "10x".to_i         # => 10: nonnumeric suffix is ignored. Same for oct, hex
puts " 10".to_i         # => 10: leading whitespace ignored
puts "ten".to_i         # => 0: does not raise exception on bad input
puts "10".oct           # => 8: parse string as base-integer
puts "10".hex           # => 16: parse string as hexadecimal integer
puts "0xff".hex         # => 255: hex numbers may begin with 0x prefix
puts " 1.1 dozen".to_f  # => 1.1: parse leading floating-point number
puts "6.02e23".to_f     # => 6.02e+23: exponential notation supported

 
Related examples in the same category
1.To convert a string into a float, use the to_f method
2.convert a string to an integer, use to_i
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