How to send floats or values more than 255 to arduino

Hi,
I am using Python to communicate with my arduino. An issue I am having is that, to communicate, I must send byte object values from python. This is working until I want to send a byte value of more than 255 (more than one byte) or a float (not an integer) value. does anyone know how I can send these in Python to Arduino?

Did you see this page ?

http://playground.arduino.cc/interfacing/python

computersarecool:
Hi,
I am using Python to communicate with my arduino. An issue I am having is that, to communicate, I must send byte object values from python. This is working until I want to send a byte value of more than 255 (more than one byte) or a float (not an integer) value. does anyone know how I can send these in Python to Arduino?

Did you try creating in Arduino variable type word or unsingned long to store the received data?