Interesting math problem
BJörn Lindqvist
bjourne at gmail.com
Wed Mar 19 11:17:18 CET 2008
On Mon, Mar 17, 2008 at 11:57 PM, Arnaud Delobelle
<arnodel at googlemail.com> wrote:
> > def make_slope(distance, parts):
> > step = distance / float(parts)
> > intstep = int(step)
> > floatstep = step - intstep
> >
> > steps = []
> > acc = 0.0
> > for i in range(parts):
> > acc += floatstep
> > step = intstep
> > if acc > 0.999:
> > step += 1
> > acc -= 1.0
> > steps.append(step)
> > return steps
>
> OK then, using list comprehensions. It is more succint, is it easier
> to read?
>
> def slope(dist, parts):
> return [(i+1)*dist/parts - i*dist/parts for i in xrange(parts)]
Congratulations! You Won! Jeff Schwab's recursive approach is also
cool but this is the most interesting abuse of integer division I have
seen. I don't think any of the variants are readable at a first
glance, but with a comment it should be ok.
--
mvh Björn
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