The Number.parseFloat() method parses a string argument and returns a floating point number. This method behaves identically to the global function parseFloat() and is part of ECMAScript 6 (its purpose is modularization of globals).

Syntax

Number.parseFloat(string)

Parameters

string
A string that represents the value you want to parse.

Description

Please see parseFloat() for more details and examples.

Polyfill

Number.parseFloat = parseFloat;

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
ECMAScript 2015 (6th Edition, ECMA-262)
The definition of 'Number.parseFloat' in that specification.
Standard Initial definition.
ECMAScript 2017 Draft (ECMA-262)
The definition of 'Number.parseFloat' in that specification.
Draft  

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support (Yes) 25 (25) No support (Yes) No support
Feature Android Chrome for Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Mobile Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
Basic support No support No support 25.0 (25) No support No support No support

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