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Hello! I'm very new to Python, so sorry if this question is super simple. But I keep running into this message: TypeError: object of type 'int' has no len() What does this mean? Where am I going wrong in my code? How do I fix it? Thanks in advance.

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Profile Photo - Hash BrownHash BrownInternet ActivistEnglandStaff

Hello dude,

len() gets the length of a string. The data passed to it has to be a string, that's just how it works.

So if you're trying to pass an interger value into it then it will break and you will see your type error.

To get the len() (number of characters) of an int you need to convert it to a string before running the function.

x = 12345


You can also do this without converting the value to a string with the math library.

import math

x = 12345
digits = int(math.log10(x))+1

And if you need to deal with zeros or negative numbers you can do something liike this.

import math

x = 12345
if x > 0:
    digits = int(math.log10(x))+1
elif x == 0:
    digits = 1
    digits = int(math.log10(-x))+2

It's a bit of extra work but in some cases you may need to do that. It depends on what you're trying to do.

Hope this helps.

Download more RAM. 🐏 ⨉ 0Posted by Hash Brown 2 years ago 🕓 Posted at 20 February, 2019 03:40 AM PST


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