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Python: Calculate the sum of a list, after mapping each element to a value using a given function

Python List: Exercise - 250 with Solution

Write a Python program to calculate the sum of a list, after mapping each element to a value using the provided function.

  • Use map() with fn to map each element to a value using the provided function.
  • Use sum() to return the sum of the values.

Sample Solution:

Python Code:

def sum_by(lst, fn):
  return sum(map(fn, lst))
print(sum_by([{ 'n': 4 }, { 'n': 2 }, { 'n': 8 }, { 'n': 6 }], lambda v : v['n']))

Sample Output:

20

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Python: Tips of the Day

Floor Division:

When we speak of division we normally mean (/) float division operator, this will give a precise result in float format with decimals.

For a rounded integer result there is (//) floor division operator in Python. Floor division will only give integer results that are round numbers.

print(1000 // 300)
print(1000 / 300)

Output:

3
3.3333333333333335