# can some one help me with my code. thanks

Terry Reedy tjreedy at udel.edu
Fri Jan 20 14:46:24 EST 2012

```On 1/20/2012 1:49 PM, Tamanna Sultana wrote:
>
> can some one help me??
>> I would like to create a function that, given a bin, which is a list
>> (example below), generates averages for the numbers separated by a
>> string 'end'. I am expecting to have 4 averages from the above bin,
>> since there are 4 sets of numbers separated by 4 'end' strings

[Posting your overly long set of data lines with a '>' quote at the
beginning of each line was a nuisance. Reposted with few lines. I will
let you compare your code to mine.]

bin = ['2598.95165', '2541.220308', '221068.0401', 'end', '4834.581952',
'1056.394859', '3010.609563', '2421.437603', '4619.861889',
'3682.012227', '3371.092883', '6651.509488', '7906.092773',
'7297.133447', 'end', '4566.874299', 'end', '4255.700077',
'1857.648393', '11289.48095', '2070.981805', '1817.505094',
'563.0265409', '70796.45356', '565.2123689', '6560.030116',
'2668.934414', '418.666014', '5216.392132', '760.894589', '8072.957639',
'346.5905371', 'end']

def average(bin):
num=[]
total = 0.0
count=0
for number in bin:
if number!='end':
total += float(number)
count+=1
else:
num.append(total/count)
total = 0.0
count= 0
return num

print(average(bin))

>>>
[75402.73735266666, 4485.0726684, 4566.874299, 7817.36494866]
--
Terry Jan Reedy

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