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Python Python Basics (Retired) Putting the "Fun" Back in "Function" Functions

mahesh gurbaxani
mahesh gurbaxani
1,420 Points

How does one accept numbers without using the "input" function.

How does one accept numbers without using the "input " function. Is the rest of this code okay?

# add_list([1, 2, 3]) should return 6
# summarize([1, 2, 3]) should return "The sum of [1, 2, 3] is 6."
# Note: bonum_list=list()th functions will only take *one* argument each.
def add_list():
   while True:
         num=int(input("> "))
         if num==0:
def add_item():
       for number in num_list:

2 Answers

You are doing it a bit wrong.

your functions will get an arguement which is a list. You just have to loop through and add it to another variable called sum/total and return that..

Kenneth Love
Kenneth Love
Treehouse Guest Teacher

Functions can receive arguments. We set this up when we define the argument:

def my_function(my_argument):

Now when I call my_function and give it an argument: my_function(5), it'll print the argument. In this case, the number 5. Arguments can be any Python type and you don't specify the type when you create the function.