Fix Python – How to convert ‘false’ to 0 and ‘true’ to 1?

Question

Asked By – PythonEnthusiast

Is there a way to convert true of type unicode to 1 and false of type unicode to 0 (in Python)?

For example: x == 'true' and type(x) == unicode

I want x = 1

PS: I don’t want to use ifelse.

Now we will see solution for issue: How to convert ‘false’ to 0 and ‘true’ to 1?


Answer

Use int() on a boolean test:

x = int(x == 'true')

int() turns the boolean into 1 or 0. Note that any value not equal to 'true' will result in 0 being returned.

This question is answered By – Martijn Pieters

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