Python 🐍 is no doubt, one of the coolest programming language ever created. And its uniqueness and features, are all a par. One of the most awesome feature of Python is: Lambda Function
Lambda Function, aka. anonymous function. A lambda function is a small anonymous function. It can take any number of arguments, but can only have one expression.
lambda arguments : expression
The expression is executed and the result is returned:
Add 10 to argument a, and return the result:
x = lambda a : a + 10 print(x(5))
The best part of Lambda function is, it is not limited to a single argument only. Rather, it can take as many arguments as required. For example in the code snippet shared below, it summarizes argument a, b, and c and return the result:
x = lambda a, b, c : a + b + c print(x(5, 6, 2))
The power of lambda is better shown when you use them as an anonymous function inside another function.
Say you have a function definition that takes one argument, and that argument will be multiplied with an unknown number:
def myfunc(n): return lambda a : a * n
Use that function definition to make a function that always doubles the number you send in:
def myfunc(n): return lambda a : a * n mydoubler = myfunc(2) print(mydoubler(11))
Or, use the same function definition to make multiple functions, in the same program:
def myfunc(n): return lambda a : a * n mydoubler = myfunc(2) mytripler = myfunc(3) print(mydoubler(11)) print(mytripler(11))
Note: Use lambda functions when an anonymous function is required for a short period of time.