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Python: Find the list that has fewer total characters (including repetitions)

Python Programming Puzzles: Exercise-30 with Solution

Write a Python program to find the list of strings that has fewer total characters (including repetitions).

Input:
[['this', 'list', 'is', 'narrow'], ['I', 'am', 'shorter but wider']]

Output:
['this', 'list', 'is', 'narrow']

Input:
[['Red', 'Black', 'Pink'], ['Green', 'Red', 'White']]

Output:
['Red', 'Black', 'Pink']

Pictorial Presentation:

Python: Find the list that has fewer total characters (including repetitions).

Sample Solution:

Python Code:

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def test(strs):
    return min(strs, key=lambda x: sum(len(i) for i in x)) 
strs = [['this', 'list', 'is', 'narrow'], ['I', 'am', 'shorter but wider']]
print("Original List:")
print(strs) 
print("\nFind the given list of strings that has fewer total characters:")
print(test(strs))
strs = [['Red', 'Black', 'Pink'], ['Green', 'Red', 'White']]
print("\nOriginal List:")
print(strs) 
print("\nFind the given list of strings that has fewer total characters:")
print(test(strs))

Sample Output:

Original List:
[['this', 'list', 'is', 'narrow'], ['I', 'am', 'shorter but wider']]

Find the given list of strings that has fewer total characters:
['this', 'list', 'is', 'narrow']

Original List:
[['Red', 'Black', 'Pink'], ['Green', 'Red', 'White']]

Find the given list of strings that has fewer total characters:
['Red', 'Black', 'Pink']

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Python: Tips of the Day

Clamps num within the inclusive range specified by the boundary values x and y:

Example:

def tips_clamp_num(num,x,y):
  return max(min(num, max(x, y)), min(x, y))
print(tips_clamp_num(2, 4, 6))
print(tips_clamp_num(1, -1, -6))

Output:

4
-1