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Hey there,

I’m working in ‘applying labda to a row’, and I don’t understand why the following code should return a Syntax Error:


total_earned = lambda row: 
row['hours_worked'] * 10
if row['hours_worked'] <= 40 
else 400 + (row['hours_worked'] - 40)* 15

df['total_earned'] = df.apply(total_earned, axis = 1)

Thanks!

If it’s not a copy paste issue in that code formatting it seems you have tried to split a lambda expression onto multiple lines without any sort of line continuation. Whilst you could use explicit \ line joining to provide continuation considering the complexity of your function why not write an actual function. Since it’s neither short not anonymous there’s no benefit to using lambda.

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That should be it! Thanks again tgrtim!

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