Python Number floor() Method


Python number method floor() returns floor of x - the largest integer not greater than x.


Following is the syntax for floor() method −

import math

math.floor( x )

Note − This function is not accessible directly, so we need to import math module and then we need to call this function using math static object.


  • x − This is a numeric expression.

Return Value

This method returns largest integer not greater than x.


The following example shows the usage of floor() method.

import math   # This will import math module

print "math.floor(-45.17) : ", math.floor(-45.17)
print "math.floor(100.12) : ", math.floor(100.12)
print "math.floor(100.72) : ", math.floor(100.72)
print "math.floor(119L) : ", math.floor(119L)
print "math.floor(math.pi) : ", math.floor(math.pi)

When we run above program, it produces following result −

math.floor(-45.17) :  -46.0
math.floor(100.12) :  100.0
math.floor(100.72) :  100.0
math.floor(119L) :  119.0
math.floor(math.pi) :  3.0