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The sum of ten numbers inserted from the user


Grant Edwards <grant.b.edwards at gmail.com> writes:

> On 2019-02-07, Ben Bacarisse <ben.usenet at bsb.me.uk> wrote:
>> Ian Clark <ianhclark510 at gmail.com> writes:
>>
>>> This is my whack at it, I can't wait to hear about it being the wrong big o
>>> notation!
>>>
>>> numbers=[]
>>>
>>> while len(numbers) < 10:
>>>     try:
>>>         chip = int(input('please enter an integer: '))
>>>     except ValueError:
>>>         print('that is not a number, try again')
>>>     else:
>>>         numbers.append(chip)
>>>
>>> print(sum(numbers))
>>
>> Why would you not keep a running total, rather than list of the numbers?
>> I've not been following assiduously, so maybe I missed some other
>> requirement...
>
> Because you think it likely that tomorrow the marketing people are
> going to say "oh, and we want to know the min, max, mode, median,
> standard deviation, and count of odd vs. even.
>
> OTOH, they may instead say, "Oh, it's not 10 numbers, it's 10 million
> numbers."

Sure.  I can think of reasons for all sorts of designs.  Has there been
any hint?  It looks like a beginners' exercise with little extra to go
on.

-- 
Ben.