square

iteration_utilities.square(value, /)

Returns the squared value.

Parameters:

value : any type

The value to be squared. The type of the value must support pow.

Returns:

square : any type

Returns value**2.

Examples

It is not possible to apply functools.partial() to pow() so that one has a one-argument square function and is significantly faster than lambda x: x**2:

>>> from iteration_utilities import square
>>> square(1)
1
>>> square(2.0)
4.0