Python List – Access Items
To access list items individually, you can use index just like an array. You can also access a range of items in the list by giving range as index.
In this tutorial, we shall go through some examples, to understand how to access items in a Python list.
Sample Code Snippet
Following is a quick code snippet to access an item or sublist from a given list.
If you would like to iterate through all the items of the list, you can refer: loop list items.
Example 1: Access a single item of Python List
You can use square brackets next to the array variable name with the index in between the brackets.
In the following example, we will create a Python list and then access 3rd item. Index of the 3rd item is 2, since index starts from 0.
a = [52, 85, 41, 'sum', 'str', 3 + 5j, 6.8] #access 3rd item with index 2 x = a print(x)
a returns element at index
2 in the list
Example 2: Access a range of items in Python List
You can also get a sub-list or a range of items from the list by providing the range of index.
In the following example, we will create a Python list and then access a range of items from 2nd item until 5th item, three items in total excluding the last index.
a = [52, 85, 41, 'sum', 'str', 3 + 5j, 6.8] #access a range of items x = a[1:4] print(x)
[85, 41, 'sum']
To sum up this tutorial of Python Examples, we learned how to access one element of a list at an index, or a sublist using index range, with the help of well detailed example programs.
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