I would like to know how to convert a string containing digits to a double.

```
>>> x = "2342.34"
>>> float(x)
2342.3400000000001
```

There you go. Use float (which is almost always a C double).

The decimal operator might be more in line with what you are looking for:

```
>>> from decimal import Decimal
>>> x = "234243.434"
>>> print Decimal(x)
234243.434
```

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