How on Factorial
eckhardt at satorlaser.com
Wed Oct 27 08:55:09 CEST 2010
> 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
I'd say this is about as small as it gets.
> But I don't really get how ( ....x > 1 and x * fact(x - 1)....)
> works .
In that case, I'd suggest not trying to make things smaller, but more easy
if x > 1:
return x * fact(x - 1)
This is equivalent to the above code and I hope it illustrates how that code
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