DEV Community


Discussion on: Project Euler #4 - Largest Palindrome Product

aspittel profile image
Ali Spittel

Here's my Python solution!

def palindrome_number():
    _range = xrange(100, 1000)
    palindrome = None
    for i in _range:
        for j in _range:
            prod = i * j
            if str(prod) == str(prod)[::-1]:
                if prod > palindrome:
                    palindrome = prod
    return palindrome

justinenz profile image
Justin • Edited

How's the run time? I think yours is Python 2?

Here's mine in Python 3 :) It's a bit more complicated because I try to write them more flexible. Like how this problem shows 2 digit numbers as an example and 3 for the actual problem, so I wrote it to take the number of digits per number as an input

import time
def largestPalindromeProduct(digits):
  min, max, temp, pal = '1', '', 0, 0
  for _ in range (1,digits):
    min += '0'
  for _ in range (0,digits):
    max += '9'
  min = int(min)-1
  max = int(max)
  start = time.time()
  for num1 in range (max,min,-1):
    for num2 in range (num1,min,-1):
      temp = num1 * num2
      if temp < pal:
      if str(temp) == "".join(reversed(str(temp))):
        pal = temp
  end = time.time()
  print(pal, end=' ')