Even Odd in PythonPublished on 16 October 2019 (Updated: 16 October 2019)
In this article, we will write a program to determine if an integer is even or odd in Python.
How to Implement the Solution
Let’s look at the code in detail:
code for even-odd.py:-
import sys def even_odd(x): return "Even" if x % 2 == 0 else "Odd" def exit_with_error(): print('Usage: please input a number') sys.exit(1) def main(args): try: num = int(args) print(even_odd(num)) except (IndexError,ValueError): exit_with_error() if __name__ == "__main__": main(sys.argv[1:])
Here we have a function called even_odd that returns “Even” if a number is even and “Odd” if it is odd. We are checking this using the modulus operator (%) which returns the remainder after division. The result after a modulo operation of an even integer will always be 0 while the result after a modulo operation of an odd integer will always be 1.
Ex. 14 % 2 => 0 (14 / 2 is 7 with no remainder) 15 % 2 => 1 (15 / 2 is 7 with a remainder of 1)
How to Run Solution
If we want to run this program, we should probably download a copy of Hello World in Python. After that, we should make sure we have the latest Python interpreter. From there, we can simply run the following command in the terminal:
python even-odd.py <input>
With being any integer. For example
python even-odd.py 12
Alternatively, we can copy the solution into an online Python interpreter and hit run.