Variable Casting

This lesson will let you know how variables can be converted from one type to another via casting.

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What is Casting?

It is often important to be able to convert between different types of data.

For example, the user may request a double precision value from your program, but your program stores them as floats. The requires a conversion method between types. This conversion is accomplished via casting.

The syntax for casting is as follows:


Where type is the type to convert to, and name is the name of the variable to convert.


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