Project Euler 20: (Iron)Python

In my attempt to learn (Iron)Python out in the open, here’s my solution for Project Euler Problem 20

As always, any feedback is welcome.

# Euler 20
# n! means n x (n - 1) x ... x 3 x 2 x 1
# Find the sum of digits in 100!
import time
start = time.time()

def factorial(n):
    if n == 0:
        return 1
        return n * factorial(n-1)
print sum([int(i) for i in str(factorial(100))])

print "Elapsed Time:", (time.time() - start) * 1000, "millisecs"
a=raw_input('Press return to continue')


  1. Pretty much word-for-word exactly the same as my solution.

    Wait until you get to the second page of problems, that’s when they *really* start getting difficult 🙂