# Summing Values the Pythonic Way With sum() (Summary)

You can now use Python’s built-in function `sum()`

to add multiple numeric values together. This function provides an efficient, readable, and Pythonic way to solve **summation problems** in your code. If you’re dealing with math computations that require summing numeric values, then `sum()`

can be your lifesaver.

**In this video course, you learned how to:**

- Sum numeric values using
**general techniques and tools** - Add several numeric values efficiently using
**Python’s**`sum()`

**Concatenate sequences**using`sum()`

- Use
`sum()`

to approach common**summation problems** - Use appropriate values for the
in`iterable`

and`start`

arguments`sum()`

- Decide between
`sum()`

and**alternative tools**to sum and concatenate objects

To learn more about the concepts in this video course, check out these tutorials:

- The Python math Module: Everything You Need to Know
- Splitting, Concatenating, and Joining Strings in Python
- Iterators and Iterables in Python: Run Efficient Iterations
- Itertools in Python 3, By Example
- Python’s .append(): Add Items to Your Lists in Place
- When to Use a List Comprehension in Python
- Defining Your Own Python Function

You’ll probably also enjoy these video courses:

- Exploring the Python math Module
- Splitting, Concatenating, and Joining Strings in Python
- Building Lists With Python’s .append()
- When to Use a List Comprehension in Python
- Defining and Calling Python Functions

With this knowledge, you’re now able to add multiple numeric values together in a Pythonic, readable, and efficient way.

**Congratulations, you made it to the end of the course!** What’s your #1 takeaway or favorite thing you learned? How are you going to put your newfound skills to use? Leave a comment in the *discussion* section and let us know.

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Summary. Well done, you’ve made it to the end of the course. You can now use Python’s built-in function `sum()`

to add multiple numeric values together.

**00:10**
This function provides an efficient, readable, and Pythonic way to solve summation problems in your code. If you are dealing with math computations that require summing numeric values, then `sum()`

can be your lifesaver. In this course, you learned how to sum numeric values using general techniques and tools, add several numeric values efficiently using Python’s `sum()`

, concatenate sequences using `sum()`

, use `sum()`

to approach common summation problems, use appropriate values for the `iterable`

and `start`

arguments in `sum()`

, and decide between `sum()`

and alternative tools to sum and concatenate objects. With this knowledge, you are now able to add multiple numeric values together in a Pythonic, readable, and efficient way. We hope you found this course useful, and we’ll see you again soon at realpython.com.

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