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29-03-2006, 02:57 AM   #1
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String to Int
Does anyone know if there is a way to convert a string to an int or a float.
Example:

string $mystring = "15";
int $myint = ($mystring - 1);
print $myint;

Maya doesn't execute this script because $mystring doesn't really have a int value. In BASIC I think this concept would be written as:
Dim mystring As string = "15"
Dim myint As integer = (val(mystring) - 1)
MsgBox(myint)
The VAL function works in BASIC but it won't work in MEL. Of course it doesn't seem like MEL hasa VAL function but is there an alternative?
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29-03-2006, 09:23 AM   #2
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you're talking about casting.

you can cast a string like this:

string $strVal = "150000";
int $intVal = (int)$strVal;
float $floatVal = (float)$strVal;


and you can go the other way too:

int $intVal = 1545;
string $strVal = (string)$intVal;


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29-03-2006, 02:35 PM   #3
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Whoa thanks a bunch. Never thought there would be a way for this. Couldn't find anything in the reference commands or anything.
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29-03-2006, 03:12 PM   #4
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no problem. Casting is common in many programming languages.


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