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Python: Find the largest product of the pair of adjacent elements from a given list of integers

Python Basic - 1: Exercise-94 with Solution

Write a Python program to find the largest product of the pair of adjacent elements from a given list of integers.

Sample Solution:

Python Code:

def adjacent_num_product(list_nums):
   return max(a*b for a, b in zip(list_nums, list_nums[1:]))
nums = [1,2,3,4,5,6]
print("Original list: ",nums)
print("Largest product of the pair of adjacent elements of the said list:", adjacent_num_product(nums))
nums = [1,2,3,4,5]
print("\nOriginal list: ",nums)
print("Largest product of the pair of adjacent elements of the said list:", adjacent_num_product(nums))
nums = [2,3]
print("\nOriginal list: ",nums)
print("Largest product of the pair of adjacent elements of the said list:", adjacent_num_product(nums))

Sample Output:

Original list:  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6]
Largest product of the pair of adjacent elements of the said list: 30

Original list:  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5]
Largest product of the pair of adjacent elements of the said list: 20

Original list:  [2, 3]
Largest product of the pair of adjacent elements of the said list: 6

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Iterating over dictionaries using 'for' loops:

I am a bit puzzled by the following code: d = {'x': 1, 'y': 2, 'z': 3} for key in d: print key, 'corresponds to', d[key] What I don't understand is the key portion. How does Python recognize ...

key is just a variable name.

for key in d:

For Python 3.x:

for key, value in d.items():

For Python 2.x:

for key, value in d.iteritems():

To test for yourself, change the word key to poop.

In Python 3.x, iteritems() was replaced with simply items(), which returns a set-like view backed by the dict, like iteritems() but even better. This is also available in 2.7 as viewitems().

The operation items() will work for both 2 and 3, but in 2 it will return a list of the dictionary's (key, value) pairs, which will not reflect changes to the dict that happen after the items() call. If you want the 2.x behavior in 3.x, you can call list(d.items()).

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