Number.parseFloat()

The Number.parseFloat() method parses an argument and returns a floating point number. If a number cannot be parsed from the argument, it returns NaN.

Syntax

Number.parseFloat(value)

Parameters

value
The value you want to parse. This must be a string or a number.

Return value

A floating point number. If the argument is a number, the number is returned. If the argument is a string, the string is parsed as a number and the result it returned.If a number cannot be parsed from the argument, this function returns NaN.

Description

This method has the same functionality as the global parseFloat() function:

Number.parseFloat === parseFloat; // true

and is part of ECMAScript 2015 (its purpose is modularization of globals). Please see parseFloat() for more detail and examples.

Polyfill

if (Number.parseFloat === undefined) {
    Number.parseFloat = parseFloat;
}

Specifications

Specification
ECMAScript (ECMA-262)
The definition of 'Number.parseFloat' in that specification.

Browser compatibility

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