How on Factorial

Nitin Pawar nitinpawar432 at gmail.com
Wed Oct 27 08:42:39 CEST 2010


focus on the AND condition ... return is true only if both conditions are
true so unless the factorial is calculated (second portion of AND statement)
return will not give factorial. the  second portion is recursive call to
self as long as x is greater than 1

On Wed, Oct 27, 2010 at 11:55 AM, Geobird <a1chandan at gmail.com> wrote:

>
>  I  am a beginner in Python and would ask for a help.
>
>
> I  was searching for  smaller  version  of  code  to calculate
> factorial . Found  this one
> def fact(x):
>        return x > 1 and x * fact(x - 1) or 1
>
>  But I don't  really get how (  ....x > 1 and x * fact(x - 1)....)
> works .
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Nitin Pawar
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