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Alister alister.ware at
Wed Jan 9 16:38:20 CET 2013

On Thu, 10 Jan 2013 02:18:11 +1100, Chris Angelico wrote:

> On Thu, Jan 10, 2013 at 8:03 AM,  <kwakukwatiah at> wrote:
>> pls  I want to write a function that can compute for the sqrt root of
>> any it not working pls help.
>> from math import sqrt def squareroot(self):
>>     x = sqrt(y)
>>     print x
> The 'self' argument is a convention used in classes. You probably want
> to call your argument y:
> def squareroot(y):
> since that's what you then pass to math.sqrt.
> Chris Angelico

why even do this when simply calling sqrt is all that is needed?

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