# Truncate Float in Python

Truncating floats makes calculations easier in terms of processing. There are two ways to truncate a number in Python – by rounding to the nearest integer or by dropping the digits after the decimal place.

## Truncate Python Float Using round()

The Python `round()`

function will round a floating-point number to the nearest integer.

```
number = 46.64359236
truncated = round(number)
print(truncated)
```

```
47
```

## Truncate to a Decimal Place in Python

If you need to truncate a float to a specific number of decimal places, use the `round()`

function and supply the decimal places to preserve as the second argument.

```
number = 46.64359236
truncated = round(number, 2)
print(truncated)
```

```
46.64
```

## Truncate Float Using the Python int() Function

The Python `int()`

function will strip the decimal places from a number and turn it into an int without rounding up or down.

```
number = 46.64359236
truncated = int(number)
print(truncated)
```

```
46
```