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Python program to find median of a list

Python program to find median of a list


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Python program to find median of a list

Given below is a python program to find median of a list:

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numbers = list(map(int, input("Enter numbers: ").strip().split()))
numbers.sort()

count = 0
total = 0

for i in numbers:
    total += i
    count += 1

if count % 2 == 0:
    median = (numbers[count//2-1] + numbers[count//2])/2
else:
    median = numbers[count//2]

print("The median is:",median)

The output of the python program to find median is as follows:

 

PS C:\Users\DEVJEET\Desktop\tutorialsInHand> python code.py
Enter numbers: 1 3 5 9 11
The median is: 5

Few important points about this program:

1. Median is the number from where the rest of the numbers are equally distibuted at both the sides.

2. For odd number of insertions, median is the middle element of the sorted list. For even number of elements, median is the average of the middle two elements of the sorted list.

3. We have used sort() method, two sort the list in place. The time complexity of the inbuilt sort method is O(nlogn).

 

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