Lists

A list is a collection of objects

Everything in Python is an object. These objects in a list are numbers in most cases. Lists can also contain text (strings) or both.

Note: Lists can have zero or more elements (empty lists are possible).

 
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Lists Example

A list is defined using square brackets. Let us define as simple list:

In this case we have a list defined by the variable c. We defined a purely random set of numbers above.

Accessing elements

To access individual elements, we use the same brackets. To print the first element (Python starts counting from zero):

This shows

5

To print the second element:

Results in:

2

To print the last element, you can count from the back using the minus sign.

Result

18

Size of the list

You can get the length of the list using the len function. Example code:

Datatypes

List may contain various types of variables in the same list including text, whole numbers, floating point numbers and so on.  For example, we may define a list with text variables:

 

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4 Replies to “Lists”

  1. If I make a list which contains other lists, then how can I print elements of child-list.
    I am trying to use it as multidimensional list.

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