# Python Lambda Functions: Summary

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Now that you’ve completed this step-by-step course, you know how to use Python `lambda` functions! You are now able to do all of the following:

• Write Python lambdas and use anonymous functions
• Choose wisely between lambdas or normal Python functions
• Avoid excessive use of lambdas
• Use lambdas with higher-order functions or Python key functions

Python lambdas are like salt. A pinch in your spam, ham, and eggs will enhance the flavors, but too much will spoil the dish. If you have a penchant for mathematics, you may have some fun exploring the fascinating world of lambda calculus.

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Python Lambda Functions

Python lambdas are little, anonymous functions, subject to a more restrictive but more concise syntax than regular Python functions. Test your understanding on how you can use them better!

john09

Very nice. Have seen “lambda” keyword and used it a little, not knowing exactly what’s going on. Great explanation.

k0ng0

Good intro to lambdas. keep them coming.

Najmeh

Thanks a lot.

Paul

Why use map or filter with the availability of comprehensions?

Mallesham Yamulla

Many thanks for the tutorial, and I’m highly recommending this tutorials to the audience who would like brush up their knowledge on writing lambda function.

Sergio

Nice intro to lambdas. Thanks for sharing it!

dobrycheva

thank you! :)

Pakorn

Great tutorial, Thanks!

Shubhro

Great tutorial on lambdas!

Great course!! Very clear!!

Mark

Thanks, Great material

sistersolstice

Wonderful! This provided so much clarity to lambda. I haven’t used it much but will start now since I know how it works. Thanks.

a5zima

This is a great idea to combine sort/map/filer/reduce with the lambda explanation! Finally I understand the concept and power of a lambda function. Thank you.

cottonbytes

Nice! Well explained! Thanks!

Shuai

Thanks for the great course!

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