Python Lessons – 5.6 List Comprehension

Python Lessons - 5.6 List comprehension

List Comprehension

List comprehension is an excellent technique for creating lists whose content obeys simple rules (do you remember numerical sequences 😉 ).

For example if you want a list with the first five numbers squared.

lista = [i**2 for i in range(5)]

if you run it, you get

[0, 1, 4, 9, 16] 

In addition there are also list comprehensions with a more complex construct that in addition to the for loop also has an if clause. For example if we wanted only the even values of the previous list.

lista = [i**2 for i in range(5) if i**2 % 2 == 0]

if you run it, you get

[0, 4, 16]

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