Python, Math · Feb 18, 2021
Calculates the Hamming distance between two values.
- Use the XOR operator (
^) to find the bit difference between the two numbers.
bin()to convert the result to a binary string.
- Convert the string to a list and use
strclass to count and return the number of
1s in it.
def hamming_distance(a, b): return bin(a ^ b).count('1')
hamming_distance(2, 3) # 1