I have a code that is ridiculously long and I need to use it in many methods. I think there's definitely a better way to write it. But I'm struggling to find it. What the code does is that it:

- Takes 12 numbers
- It inputs them in a list(let us call it count)
- Creates 12 stars variables

It needs to create some sort of matrix that looks like this:

```
******* count1
******** count2
********** maxcount (could be any count from count1 to 12, as long as it is the maximum
***** count5
etc..
```

So to explain that, we have 12 count variables, I needed to take the largest variable of them, so I put them in a list. After putting them in a list, I selected the max(count) in order to build my astericks representation.

The maximum number of astericks possible is 10. THerefore, the maximum amongst the 12 counts should have 10 stars next to it, and all the others will have their stars relatively.

This is my code, but it doesn't seem optimal at all to me, lots of variables created and initialized as well as it takes some time.

```
count = list()
count.append(count1)
count.append(count2)
count.append(count3)
count.append(count4)
count.append(count5)
count.append(count6)
count.append(count7)
count.append(count8)
count.append(count9)
count.append(count10)
count.append(count11)
count.append(count12)
stars1 = 0
stars2 = 0
stars3 = 0
stars4 = 0
stars5 = 0
stars6 = 0
stars7 = 0
stars8 = 0
stars9 = 0
stars10 = 0
stars11 = 0
stars12 = 0
stars1 = int((count1 * 10) / max(count))
stars2 = int((count2 * 10) / max(count))
stars3 = int(count3 * 10 / max(count))
stars4 = int(count4 * 10 / max(count))
stars5 = int(count5 * 10 / max(count))
stars6 = int(count6 * 10 / max(count))
stars7 = int(count7 * 10 / max(count))
stars8 = int(count8 * 10 / max(count))
stars9 = int(count9 * 10 / max(count))
stars10 = int(count10 * 10 / max(count))
stars11 = int(count11 * 10 / max(count))
stars12 = int(count12 * 10 / max(count))
astericks1 = ""
astericks2 = ""
astericks3 = ""
astericks4 = ""
astericks5 = ""
astericks6 = ""
astericks7 = ""
astericks8 = ""
astericks9 = ""
astericks10 = ""
astericks11 = ""
astericks12 = ""
for i in range(1, 11):
if (i <= stars1):
astericks1 += "*"
else:
astericks1 += " "
if (i <= stars2):
astericks2 += "*"
astericks2 += " "
if (i <= stars3):
astericks3 += "*"
else:
astericks3 += " "
if (i <= stars4):
astericks4 += "*"
else:
astericks4 += " "
if (i <= stars5):
astericks5 += "*"
else:
astericks5 += " "
if (i <= stars6):
astericks6 += "*"
else:
astericks6 += " "
if (i <= stars7):
astericks7 += "*"
else:
astericks7 += " "
if (i <= stars8):
astericks8 += "*"
else:
astericks8 += " "
if (i <= stars9):
astericks9 += "*"
else:
astericks9 += " "
if (i <= stars10):
astericks10 += "*"
else:
astericks10 += " "
if (i <= stars11):
astericks11 += "*"
else:
astericks11 += " "
if (i <= stars12):
astericks12 += "*"
else:
astericks12 += " "
```

As simple as:

Sample output will be