Thursday, 24 April 2008

Company car time!

Yes, I know that company cars do not make sense financially but......

I've hankered after one for over 20 years and, now that I've finally become eligible and, having loads of grief with my just out of warranty caravan tug and, with one of the family holidays coming up soon...

It seems like now might be the time to make the switch. Of course it wont arrive in time for the holiday, so hopefully I can get the problems sorted in time.

Thursday, 17 April 2008

Python homework

As part of a 'Python study group' at work, we were given the following challenge:

Exercise 1:

Write a program that processes a list of numbers from 1 to 100. For each number, if the number is a multiple of 3, print “FIZZ”; if the number is a multiple of 5, print “BANG”; otherwise, print the number.

You are *NOT* allowed to use any *IF/ELSE* statements in your code. You can use the list-accessing ternary operator hack, but whilst I’ll accept your homework if you do, you’ll miss out on the prize (alcoholic), which goes to the most concise code (not including whitespace).

Have fun!

Here's my final solution:

for i in range(1, 101):
f = (i % 3 == 0) and "FIZZ" or ""
b = (i % 5 == 0) and f + "BANG" or f + ""
n = (len(b) > 0) and b or i
print n