user6708727 - 5 months ago 17

Python Question

I have a list of integers. For example [2,3,4] and I want to expand the list with outcomes of all possible multiplications of these integers. That would be in this case 6,8,12,24. How would I do this? Keep in mind that the list I want to do this with has 16 items so an algorithm for this case might not be a good solution for my case.

Answer

Here is a solution in basic Python (with only batteries included modules :-) ):

```
import itertools, functools
lst = [2,3,4]
comb = [itertools.combinations(lst, n) for n in range(2, len(lst) + 1)]
lst2 = []
for gen in itertools.chain(*comb):
lst2.append(functools.reduce(lambda x, y: x * y, list(gen)))
print(lst2)
```

Output:

```
[6, 8, 12, 24]
```