I have the following code:
l = ['-1.2', '0.0', '1'] x = 100.0 for i in l: if i < x: x = i print x
The code should find the lowest value in my list (-1.2) but instead when i print 'x' it finds the value is still 100.0 Where is my code going wrong?
To find the minimum value of a list, you might just as well use
x = min(float(s) for s in l) # min of a generator
Or, if you want the result as a string, rather than a float, use a key function:
x = min(l, key=float)