# SymPy - evalf() function

This function evaluates a given numerical expression upto a given floating point precision upto 100 digits. The function also takes subs parameter a dictionary object of numerical values for symbols. Consider following expression

>>> from sympy.abc import r
>>> expr=pi*r**2
>>> expr


The above code snippet gives an output equivalent to the below expression −

$\Pi{r^2}$

To evaluate above expression using evalf() function by substituting r with 5

>>> expr.evalf(subs={r:5})


The above code snippet gives the following output −

78.5398163397448

By default, floating point precision is upto 15 digits which can be overridden by any number upto 100. Following expression is evaluated upto 20 digits of precision.

>>> expr=a/b
>>> expr.evalf(20, subs={a:100, b:3})


The above code snippet gives the following output −

33.333333333333333333