How to convert integer to float in R?
MACHINE LEARNING RECIPES DATA CLEANING PYTHON DATA MUNGING PANDAS CHEATSHEET     ALL TAGS

# How to convert integer to float in R?

This recipe helps you convert integer to float in R

## Recipe Objective

How to convert an integer to a float in R? When a data type is converted to another data type, it is known as data type casting. Data type casting is necessary when an output returned is a data type different than what we need to perform any further operations. Data type casting is necessary when an output returned is a data type different than what we need to perform any further operations. There are different types of data types like integer, float, character, etc. Integers are described as whole numbers, whereas float describes a number as a decimal type. This recipe converts an integer value to a float value.

## Step 1- Define a integer value

``` x <- 4 ```

## Step 2- Convert integer to float

sprintf() function returns a formatted character value of the given input value.

``` a <- sprintf("%1.3f",x) # converts the numeric value to character type print(a) ```

noquote() function removes the quotes from a character value.

``` b <- noquote(sprintf("%1.3f",x)) # converts character type to float type print(b) ```
`"Output of the code is": 4.000`

#### Relevant Projects

##### Data Science Project - Instacart Market Basket Analysis
Data Science Project - Build a recommendation engine which will predict the products to be purchased by an Instacart consumer again.

##### Digit Recognition using CNN for MNIST Dataset in Python
In this deep learning project, you will build a convolutional neural network using MNIST dataset for handwritten digit recognition.

##### Predict Credit Default | Give Me Some Credit Kaggle
In this data science project, you will predict borrowers chance of defaulting on credit loans by building a credit score prediction model.

##### Human Activity Recognition Using Multiclass Classification in Python
In this human activity recognition project, we use multiclass classification machine learning techniques to analyse fitness dataset from a smartphone tracker.

##### Loan Eligibility Prediction using Gradient Boosting Classifier
This data science in python project predicts if a loan should be given to an applicant or not. We predict if the customer is eligible for loan based on several factors like credit score and past history.

##### Credit Card Fraud Detection as a Classification Problem
In this data science project, we will predict the credit card fraud in the transactional dataset using some of the predictive models.

##### Word2Vec and FastText Word Embedding with Gensim in Python
In this NLP Project, you will learn how to use the popular topic modelling library Gensim for implementing two state-of-the-art word embedding methods Word2Vec and FastText models.

##### Time Series Analysis Project in R on Stock Market forecasting
In this time series project, you will build a model to predict the stock prices and identify the best time series forecasting model that gives reliable and authentic results for decision making.

##### Predict Macro Economic Trends using Kaggle Financial Dataset
In this machine learning project, you will uncover the predictive value in an uncertain world by using various artificial intelligence, machine learning, advanced regression and feature transformation techniques.

##### Avocado Machine Learning Project Python for Price Prediction
In this ML Project, you will use the Avocado dataset to build a machine learning model to predict the average price of avocado which is continuous in nature based on region and varieties of avocado.