Why convert string to float instead of int for the column of review

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Profitable App Profiles for the App Store and Google Play Markets

Original Code:


for app in android:
    name = app[0]
    n_reviews = float(app[3])
    
    if name in reviews_max and reviews_max[name] < n_reviews:
        reviews_max[name] = n_reviews
        
    elif name not in reviews_max:
        reviews_max[name] = n_reviews

I’m just wondering why we need to convert string to float instead of int since review is integer. I have tried as follows, and there was no error raised.

n_reviews = int(app[3])

Thanks!

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No, you are correct. Since these are the number of reviews and not the ratings, int is perfectly fine and acceptable. It’s also a better option than float.

It’s unclear as to why they used float here, but int is fine too.

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Hi, thank you for the confirmation!

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