In Python, lambda is a mechanism to create a small anonymous function. The function must take at least one parameter or more. The function body is restricted to a single expression. The lambda function can be passed anonymously to other functions that take a function as a parameter. Or it can be assigned a name and can be used just like a normal function, by calling by that name and passing it parameters.
# Syntax: lambda parameter(s): expression lambda x: x # Maps a parameter to itself lambda x: x + 1 # Increments input parameter lambda x: x * 2 # Doubles input # Assign lambda a name foo = lambda x: x * 2 foo( 10 ) # 20
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Tried with: Python 3.2.2