Python – Elements Product till K value

One of the problem that is basically a subproblem for many complex problems, finding product number till a certain number in list in python, is commonly encountered and this particular article discusses possible solutions to this particular problem.

Method #1 : Naive method
The most common way this problem can be solved is using a loop and just multiplying the occurrences of elements that are till given number K.

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# Python 3 code to demonstrate 
# Elements Product till K value
# using naive method 
  
# initializing list 
test_list = [1, 7, 5, 6, 3, 8
  
# initializing k 
k = 6
  
# printing list 
print ("The list : " + str(test_list)) 
  
# using naive method 
# Elements Product till K value
res = 1
for i in test_list : 
    if i <= k : 
        res *=
  
# printing the product
print ("The product till K : " + str(res)) 

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Output :

The list : [1, 7, 5, 6, 3, 8]
The product till K : 90

 

Method #2 : Using list comprehension
This method achieves this task in a similar way, but in a more concise manner. List comprehension always lowers the lines of codes in the program even though runs a similar approach in the background.

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# Python 3 code to demonstrate 
# Elements Product till K value
# using list comprehension
  
# getting Product 
def prod(val) : 
    res = 1 
    for ele in val: 
        res *= ele 
    return res  
  
# initializing list 
test_list = [1, 7, 5, 6, 3, 8
  
# initializing k 
k = 6
  
# printing list 
print ("The list : " + str(test_list)) 
  
# using list comprehension 
# Elements Product till K value
res = prod([i for i in test_list if i <= k]) 
  
# printing the intersection 
print ("The product till K : " + str(res)) 

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Output :

The list : [1, 7, 5, 6, 3, 8]
The product till K : 90



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