google, Python, and eleven (was Re: google and Python ;-)

Peter Hansen peter at engcorp.com
Sun Sep 23 07:35:16 CEST 2001


Peter Hansen wrote:
> 
> >>> import operator
> >>> f = lambda s: reduce(operator.add, map(int, str(reduce(operator.add, map(ord, s)))))
> >>> f('peterhansen')
> 11
> 
> Man!  This numerology stuff is just astounding!  Think of the uses!

Here's a few more uses:

>>> f('worldtradecenter')
11
>>> f('alqaeda')
11
>>> f('OsamaBinLaden')
11
>>> f('taliban')
11
>>> f('Numerology')
11

Quick!  Somebody email eleven11 at hushmail.com to add to the list of
"World Trade Center Disaster Facts"!

-numerology-is-for-morons-ly yr's,
 Peter



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