[Tutor] Sum of List Elements

R. Alan Monroe amonroe at columbus.rr.com
Sat Sep 24 17:16:00 CEST 2005

> Hi All,

> I have spent an embarrassingly large amount of time trying to solve what on
> its face seems like a simple problem.

> I have a list of intergers, and I want to assign the sum of the intergers in
> the list to a variable. There are only intergers in the list.

> The best I have been able to do so far is to write a function that adds
> list[0] and list[1], then list[1] and list [2], etc. Of course, this isn't
> what I want.

> I'd like to be able to sum a list of any size without having to type
> list[0]+list[1]....

for x in list:
    total += x

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