Minimum and Maximum of a list containing floating point numbers

Steven D'Aprano steve-REMOVE-THIS at
Tue Sep 7 04:31:17 CEST 2010

On Tue, 07 Sep 2010 11:00:45 +1000, Ben Finney wrote:

> If you're going to use the list of float objects, you can convert them
> all with a list comprehension.
>     >>> numbers_as_float = [float(x) for x in numbers_as_str]

That's awfully verbose. A map is simpler:

numbers_as_float = map(float, numbers_as_str)


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