# Value Conversions

## Convert Between Integer and Floating-Point

The `to_float` function converts a supported number to `FLOAT` (defaults to `f64`).

The `to_int` function converts a supported number to `INT` (`i32` or `i64` depending on `only_i32`).

The `to_decimal` function converts a supported number to `Decimal` (requires `decimal`).

That’s it; for other conversions, register custom conversion functions.

``````let x = 42;                     // 'x' is an integer

let y = x * 100.0;              // integer and floating-point can inter-operate

let y = x.to_float() * 100.0;   // convert integer to floating-point with 'to_float'

let z = y.to_int() + x;         // convert floating-point to integer with 'to_int'

let d = y.to_decimal();         // convert floating-point to Decimal with 'to_decimal'

let w = z.to_decimal() + x;     // Decimal and integer can inter-operate

let c = 'X';                    // character

print(`c is '\${c}' and its code is \${c.to_int()}`); // prints "c is 'X' and its code is 88"
``````

## Parse String into Number

The `parse_float` function converts a string into a `FLOAT` (defaults to `f64`).

The `parse_int` function converts a string into an `INT` (`i32` or `i64` depending on `only_i32`). An optional radix (2-36) can be provided to parse the string into a number of the specified radix.

The `parse_decimal` function converts a string into a `Decimal` (requires `decimal`).

``````
#![allow(unused)]
fn main() {
let x = parse_float("123.4");   // parse as floating-point
x == 123.4;
type_of(x) == "f64";

let x = parse_decimal("123.4"); // parse as Decimal value
type_of(x) == "decimal";

let x = 1234.to_decimal() / 10; // alternate method to create a Decimal value
type_of(x) == "decimal";

let dec = parse_int("42");      // parse as integer
dec == 42;
type_of(dec) == "i64";

let dec = parse_int("42", 10);  // radix = 10 is the default
dec == 42;
type_of(dec) == "i64";

let bin = parse_int("110", 2);  // parse as binary (radix = 2)
bin == 0b110;
type_of(bin) == "i64";

let hex = parse_int("ab", 16);  // parse as hex (radix = 16)
hex == 0xab;
type_of(hex) == "i64";
}
``````