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python get the sum of numbers in a list

I want to prompt the user for a string of items along with the number of said item ex: apples11dogs4cats5dogs5apples2... how to I add together the number of apples there are? ive been able to get to where i have a list of string numbers ['11', '3', '5'] ex now i need to turn them into ints

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
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Did you want to convert the entire list, or just each item?

For each item you could just pass it through "int", for example:   value = int(stringlist[index])

For the whole list, do the same thing in a list comprehension:   numlist = [int(s) for s in stringlist]