Python | Nth column Matrix Product

• Last Updated : 30 Dec, 2020

Sometimes, while working with Python Matrix, we may have a problem in which we require to find the product of a particular column. This can have a possible application in day-day programming and competitive programming. Let’s discuss certain ways in which this task can be performed.

Method #1 : Using loop + zip()
This task can be solved using the combination of above functions. In this, we pass in the zip() the list, to access all columns and loop to get product of columns.

 # Python3 code to demonstrate working of # Nth column Matrix Product # using loop + zip()   def prod(val) :         res = 1             for ele in val:                 res *= ele             return res  # initialize list test_list = [[5, 6, 7],             [9, 10, 2],             [10, 3, 4]]   # printing original list print("The original list is : " + str(test_list))   # initialize NN = 2  # Nth column Matrix Product # using loop + zip() res = [prod(idx) for idx in zip(*test_list)][N]   # printing result print("Product of Nth column is : " + str(res))
Output :
The original list is : [[5, 6, 7], [9, 10, 2], [10, 3, 4]]
Product of Nth column is : 56

Method #2 : Using loop
This is brute force way to solve this problem. In this, we iterate through the matrix and take product of column by testing column number.

 # Python3 code to demonstrate working of # Nth column Matrix Product  # Using loop   # initialize list test_list = [[5, 6, 7],             [9, 10, 2],             [10, 3, 4]]   # printing original list print("The original list is : " + str(test_list))   # initialize NN = 2  # Nth column Matrix Product  # Using loop res = 1for sub in test_list:     for idx in range(0, len(sub)):         if idx == N:             res = res * sub[idx]   # printing result print("Product of Nth column is : " + str(res))
Output :
The original list is : [[5, 6, 7], [9, 10, 2], [10, 3, 4]]
Product of Nth column is : 56

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