Python List

Python List

Python List

Python List is an ordered collection of items.

list is the class name for List datatype in Python. To define a list in Python, you can use square brackets or list() inbuilt function.

list1 = [4, 8, 7, 6, 9]
list2 = list([4, 8, 7, 6, 9])

Datatype of Items in Python List

Datatype of Items in Python List

Items in a list can be of any datatype. It could be any of the inbuilt datatypes: int, float, list, dict, str, etc., or user defined datatype.

In the following example, we will define a list with different datatypes.

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list1 = ["Apple", 54, 87.36, True]
print(list1)
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Output

['Apple', 54, 87.36, True]

Access Items of Python List

Access Items of Python List

Python List is an ordered collection of items. So, you can access a specific element using index.

Index of first item is 0, the second is 1, third is 2, and so on.

In the following example, we will define a list with some items and access the elements using index.

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list1 = ["Apple", 54, 87.36, True]
print(list1[0])
print(list1[1])
print(list1[2])
print(list1[3])
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Output

Apple
54
87.36
True

Update Items in Python List

Update Items in Python List

You can update items in Python List with new values using index and assignment operator.

The syntax to update items in Python list is

list[index] = new_value

In the following example, we will take a list with some items, and update the item at index 2.

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list1 = ['apple', 'banana', 'cherry', 'fig']
list1[2] = 'orange'
print(list1)
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Output

['apple', 'banana', 'orange', 'fig']

Python List Operations

Similar to how we have accessed or updated Python Lists, you can perform many operations on lists and their elements. For complete list of operations on Python Lists, follow Python List Operations tutorial.

Summary

In this tutorial of Python Examples, we learned about Python List, and got hands on Python Lists to create them, access the elements and update the elements of Lists.