possibly trivial newbie list/array question

Sylvain Thenault syt at pegasus.logilab.fr
Wed Aug 22 10:15:54 CEST 2001

On Wed, 22 Aug 2001, Sylvain Thenault <syt at pegasus.logilab.fr> wrote:
>On 21 Aug 2001, Michael Williams <michael.williams at st-annes.ox.ac.uk> wrote:
>>I'm an undergraduate doing a relatively simple bit of functional
>>programming, looking at the behaviour of Lorenz attractors. My
>>department recommends (or uses as standard) Pascal. I'd rather avoid
>>this, and Python is something I've been looking into.
>>(Amongst other things!) what I want to do is multiply an array of
>>floating points numbers with a float elementwise, i.e.
>>>>> [1.0, 2.0, 3.0] * 4.0
>>[4.0, 8.0, 12.0]
>IMHO, the faster way to do it consists in using builtin map function:
>map([1.0, 2.0, 3.0], lambda x: 4.0*x)
oops, this is better:
map(lambda x: x*4.0, [1.0, 2.0, 3.0])  

Sylvain Thenault


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