# How to Always Round-Up a Number in Python

To always round up a number regards whether the decimal place to evaluate it closer to 0 than 9 or not use the `ceil()`

function from the Python math package.

## Round Number Up with the math.ceil() Function

Let's demonstrate this, let's round up a number that would normally be rounded down.

```
import math
print(int(math.ceil(5.2)))
```

```
6
```

## Use the NumPy ceil() Function to Always Round up Numbers

NumPy has a built-in `ceil()`

function that you might prefer if you are already using this package. Call it like this:

```
import numpy as np
np.ceil(4.3)
```

```
5.0
```