[Tutor] General design question
alan.gauld at btinternet.com
Thu Jul 3 02:52:58 CEST 2008
"Paul Melvin" <paul at assured-networks.co.uk> wrote
> For example, if I generate some numbers using range the only way I
> easily sum them was to append them to a list and then call the sum
> if I tried without the list I couldn't sum them at all.
Lots of good general answers but specifically for a range try:
>>> print sum( range(3,7) )
ie range() returns the numbers already in a list you don't
need to append them to another list.
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