## TypeError: ‘float’ object is not subscriptable

In this article we will learn about the *TypeError: ‘float’ object is not subscriptable*.

This error occurs when we try to access a **float type object** using **index** numbers.

* Non subscriptable* objects are those whose items can’t be accessed using index numbers. Example

**float, int**, etc.

Examples of * subscriptable* objects are strings, lists, dictionaries. Since we can access items of a strings, lists or a dictionaries using index numbers. Float object is

*not indexable*and thus we can’t access it using index numbers.

Let us understand it more with the help of an example.

**Example: **

```
# Program for finding area of a circle
radius = int(input("Enter radius of a circle :"))
pi=3.14
area = pi*radius*radius
print("area of the circle :",area[0])
```

**Output: **

```
Enter radius of a circle :3
File "area.py", line 5, in <module>
print("area of the circle :",area[0])
TypeError: 'float' object is not subscriptable
```

In the above example we are trying to access the value at **index 0** but as discussed above float is * not indexable*.

So accessing using index number will raise an error.*TypeError: ‘float’ object is not subscriptable*.

**Solution: **

Do **print(“area of the circle :”,area)** instead of **print(“area of the circle :”,area[0])** in *line 10* of the code.

But what if we only want the value at index 0 and not the whole answer?

To solve this issue we can change the *non subscriptable* object to a *subcriptable *object.

In this case, we can try changing the *float *object to a *string*. As shown below.

**Example: **

```
# Program for TypeError: 'float' object is not subscriptable
radius = int(input("Enter radius of a circle :"))
pi=3.14
area = pi*radius*radius
# Area of the circle
print("area of the circle :",area)
# Converting float to string and printing value at index 0
print("value at index 0 :",str(area)[0])
```

**Output: **

```
Enter radius of a circle :3
area of the circle : 28.259999999999998
value at index 0 : 2
```