List is a collection in Python. In general a collection is a group of homogeneous or heterogeneous data items treated as a single entity.
When we want to represent a group of data items where duplicates are allowed and insertion order is preserved, then we use list as collection.
List is also called as data structure.
Now we will see some practical fundamentals in Jupyter Notebook IDE.
#empty List x= x
#list x=[100,12.34,'python',True,100] x
Output: [100, 12.34, 'python', True, 100]
#Get individual data items from a list through index value Here in list, the index value that we can specify from 0,1,2…n-1 and -1,-2,…-n x Output : 100
x Output : 'python'
x[-1] Output : 100
x[-2] Output : True
x[-5] Output : 100
#length of a list : the no. of data items present in a list is called as length of list len(x)
Output : 5
# How much amount of memory reserving for x import sys print(sys.getsizeof(x)) Output: 104
here sys module we have imported and there is a getsizeof() when we are invoking then it is returning the size of x, that means how much amount of memory is reserving for x(that is 104).
#To get all inbuilt functions present in List dir(x)
Here the above are all in-built functions present in list and every function have a specific purpose. Suppose if we don’t know the purpose of a function, then don’t worry. Python provides a help() that you use to get the detail information about a function objective.
The help() provided the objective of append(), that is append() is used to add a new data item at the end of the list.
#Add a new data item x.append(200) x Output: [100, 12.34, 'python', True, 100, 200]
#Remove a data item from a list by invoking remove() x.remove(100) x Output: [12.34, 'python', True, 100, 200]
#Remove data item by invoking pop() x.pop() x Output: [12.34, 'python', True, 100]
Here the difference between remove() and pop() is the remove() takes an argument that is which data item that we want to remove that we are specifying whereas the pop() taking no argument. The pop() removing last inserted data item.
#To copy all data items of a list to another list by invoking copy() x1=x.copy() x1 Output: [12.34, 'python', True, 100]
Here all data items of x is copied to another list that is x1.
#Release all data items from a list using clear() x2.clear() x2 Output: 
Let consider another list y as: y=[10,20,30,40,50] y Output: [10, 20, 30, 40, 50]
#Merging two list using + operator x+y Output: [12.34, 'python', True, 100, 10, 20, 30, 40, 50]
#Merging two list using extend() x.extend(y) x Output: [12.34, 'python', True, 100, 10, 20, 30, 40, 50]
# To know the occurrence of a data item x.count(100) Output: 1
#Insert a new data item at a specified index using insert() x.insert(5,400) x Output: [12.34, 'python', True, 100, 10, 400, 20, 30, 40, 50, 100, 5]
#Reverse of a list using reverse() y1=[100,200,300] y1 Output: [100, 200, 300] y1.reverse() y1 Output: [300, 200, 100]
#Sorting data items in ascending order using sort() y2=[300,100,400,250] y2 Output: [300, 100, 400, 250] y2.sort() y2 Output: [100, 250, 300, 400]
#To get the index of a data item using index() y2.index(250)
Hi guys, here I gave clarity about the concept of List. I presented here what is List and when we use List and so many operations performed on List. I hope this tutorial will give better satisfaction. Let’s study and enjoy. Thanking you.
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