Checking a Number for Palindromic Behavior

Gary Herron gherron at
Mon Oct 19 00:56:38 CEST 2009

Benjamin Middaugh wrote:
> Thanks to everyone who helped with my query on reversing integers. I 
> have one more simple problem I'm having trouble solving. I want to 
> check a number for palindromic behavior (reading the same backwards 
> and forwards). So if I have an integer 1457 it can tell me this is not 
> the same from both ends but 1551 is. I think the simplest way would be 
> to work inwards from both ends checking digits for equality, but I 
> don't know enough (yet) to do this.
> All help is much appreciated.
> Benjamin

This problem (and the OP's previous problem) are probably homework 
problems.   If so, it was unethical for the student to ask for a 
solution here, and it was careless of several responders to provide a 
solution.   Let's not make the same mistake this time.

Gary Herron

Gary Herron, PhD.
Department of Computer Science
DigiPen Institute of Technology
(425) 895-4418

More information about the Python-list mailing list