int()Function to Convert Hexadecimal to Integer in Python
ast.literal_evalFunction to Convert Hexadecimal to Integer in Python
In the world of programming, we deal with values belonging to different number systems. A hexadecimal number is one such system. It is used in storing memory addresses, IP addresses, and more.
Decimal values have a base of 10, and hexadecimal values have a base of 16. In Python, hexadecimal values are prefixed with
In this tutorial, we will learn how to convert hexadecimal values to their corresponding decimal integer numbers.
int() Function to Convert Hexadecimal to Integer in Python
int() function can help in converting different values to decimal integers. It typecasts the hexadecimal string to its corresponding integer value. To achieve this, we have to pass the number and its base to convert it into an integer (Remember base for hexadecimal values is 16).
s = '0xffa' print(int(s,16))
ast.literal_eval Function to Convert Hexadecimal to Integer in Python
ast.literal_eval() function can evaluate string literals in Python. It can return the integer values when a hexadecimal string is passed to it, as shown below:
import ast s = ast.literal_eval('0xffa') print(s)
Note that the
eval() function can also perform the same operation but it is recommended to use the
eval() function is very slow and is considered insecure and dangerous to use. The
ast.literal_value() also only evaluates for some of the Python datatypes, unlike the
eval() function, which evaluates for all.