## How to optimize data generation for numpy call

Question

I'd like to know how to make the following code shorter and/or more efficient. Could I (or should I) get rid of the for loop by using a functional method, or is there method I should be using from numpy?

The code calculates the expected value of an array of of integers.

```
vals = np.arange(self.n+1)
# array of probability of each value in vals
parr = np.ones(len(vals))
for i in range(len(vals)):
parr[i] *= self.prob(vals[i])
return np.dot(vals,parr)
```

As requested in comments, the implementation of the method prob():

```
def prob(self, x):
"""Computes probability of removing x items
:param x: number of items to remove
:returns: probability of removing x items
"""
# p is the probability of removing an item
# sl.choose computes n choose x
return sl.choose(self.n, x) * (self.p**x) * \
(1-self.p)**(self.n-x)
```

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## Answers to How to optimize data generation for numpy call ( 2 )

The loop can be reduced to a list comprehension:

I think it will be most faster:

and function:

Because numpy is faster:

Result: