How can lambdas be used effectively in Python?

Hi everyone,

I’ve been reading about Python lambdas, and I’m trying to understand how they can be useful in programming. I understand that they are anonymous functions and can be used as a shorthand for simple functions. However, I’m not sure when I should use them or if there are any limitations to using lambdas.

Can someone please provide an example of when lambdas would be a good choice over defining a regular function? Also, are there any situations where lambdas should not be used?

Here’s an example code snippet I found:

In this example, the lambda function is used as a shorthand for the square() function. Is there a situation where defining square() separately would be a better choice?

Any help and insights on this topic would be appreciated! Thanks in advance.