# How to Find Sum of Digits of a Number in Python

Python’s built-in support for lists, strings and data conversion enables us to write very concise code which usually takes much more code in other languages. For example, the following python 3 code computes sum of digits of a number using a generator expression and an implicit iterator.

# python3 code number = int(input("Please enter a number:")) sum_of_digits = sum(int(digit) for digit in str(number)) print("Sum of digits of {} is {}".format(number,sum_of_digits))

The above program illustrates a number of cool features of python language,

- Convert a number to a string using the built-in
**str()**function - Implicitly convert a string to a sequence of characters to a list when used in looping context
- Use
**int()**built-in function to convert each digit character to a number - The use of generator expression which return sequence items on demand
- The
**sum()**aggregate built-in function which finally computes the sum of digits

Following is a more traditional way of computing sum of digits of a number in python. Note the use of **divmod()** function which can compute the remainder and modulus in a single call. The resultant **tuple** is unpacked into 2 variables.

# python3 code number = int(input("Please enter a number:")) sum_of_digits = 0 n = number while n: n,remainder = divmod(n,10) sum_of_digits += remainder print("Sum of digits of {} is {}".format(number,sum_of_digits))