Lambda expressions in python are one-time anonymous functions which we don't need more than once.
Consider the following example where we use a function to multiply a list of numbers with the mathematical constant pi:
[3.14, 6.28, 9.42]
What if I say that we could do all of this in one line.
Well, it turns out we can do it.
We can convert the above example into a single line of code using Lambda expressions.
[3.14, 6.28, 9.42]
lambda arguments : expression
- A lambda function can take any number of arguments, but can only have one expression:
- Well, it contributes to the code by reducing the number of lines of functions which we may use only once.
- To take it to the next level, we can return an anonymous function inside another example:
62.800000000000004 119.32000000000001 31.400000000000002
As you can see, we got to use the same function to calculate different values.
You get to create a function definition that takes one argument, and that argument will be multiplied with an unknown number (which you can specify in the future).
That's the power of lambda expressions.
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