imbosol at vt.edu
Fri Sep 20 15:10:47 EDT 2002
Mark McEahern wrote:
> I know I can average a sequence like this:
> def average(seq):
> return reduce(operator.add(seq) / len(seq))
> Yes, I see that will raise ZeroDivisionError if seq == . Aside from that,
Appropriate, I'd say, since the average of a zero-length sequence is
> 1. Is there anything else dumb about the above?
Well, yes; it seems to me you meant this:
What I can't figure out is how you got from this to what you
> 2. Am I missing a builtin cousin of min, max that would do this for me?
In pure Python, I don't think so. I would be surprised if the above
function (when typed correctly) isn't the fastest way in pure Python.
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