On Fri, Jun 20, 2014 at 12:14 AM, Nicholas Cannon
> Guys i am only a beginner at python most of the stuff you are saying i need
> to do i dont understand.
All we're saying is that the simplest and most accurate way to
determine whether a string can be converted to an int or a float is to
try converting it and see if it succeeds. If it fails, it will raise
an exception that you can catch using the try-except syntax. Here's
what your checkint function might look like: