[Tutor] A fun puzzle

Ken Oliver ksterling at mindspring.com
Fri Aug 24 22:46:54 CEST 2007

-----Original Message-----
>From: Dick Moores <rdm at rcblue.com>
>Sent: Aug 24, 2007 4:30 PM
>To: Python Tutor List <tutor at python.org>
>Subject: Re: [Tutor] A fun puzzle
>Dick Moores wrote:
>>At 10:22 AM 8/24/2007, Kent Johnson wrote:
>>>So you actually pasted that code into timeit.py?
>>Yeah. :-( I think I learned on the Tutor list to do it that way, but 
>>I'm not sure. Thanks for showing me a correct way.
>I hope not!
>>>Using timeit more conventionally I get unsurprising results. This 
>>>program has output:
>>>which is more in line with what I would expect.
>>Using your exact code, I just got
>>Which is the reverse of your result, but on a slower computer. 
>>What's up with that??
>That result was gotten using Ulipad. Thought I'd try it at my command 
>line (several times, of course--I've reported what seemed to be 
>representative data).
>Using command line:
>Using IDLE:
>Using Wing Pro (executing with Alt+F5)
>Is it possible that the timeit module should be used only at the command line?

The IDLE numbers match those on my machine to within 0.001.  For what it is worth.

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