Python – Get the value of a string expression

In this post we will be creating a Python script that will retrieve the value of a string expression. To do this we will use the built in ‘eval()’ function which parses and evaluates a string expression as a Python expression.

See below our string for this example.

expression = "3+5"

See the snippet of Python code below that will retrieve the value of our string expression using the ‘eval()’ function.

expression = "3+5"


The above would return the following as output.


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