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compare items in list to x

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I want a program that loops over a list of numbers (y) and tells me whether each number in the list is less than, greater than or equal to another number (x).

In the below code, I can't get python to see that 2 is equal to 2.

x = 2

def compare():

for y in ['12', '33', '2']:

if x < y:
print x, "is less than", y

elif x y:
print x, "is greater than", y

else:
print x, "and", y, "are equal"
compare()

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Nov 2 '08 #1
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