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Highlights from this chapter include:

  • Lists are mutable and can be easily modified by using append(), remove(), and pop() operations.
  • Lists are iterable and can be iterated using an iterator or element indexes.
  • The sort() operation arranges the elements of a list in ascending order if all elements of the list are of the same type.
  • The reverse() operation reverses a list.
  • The copy() method is used to create a copy of a list.
  • Lists have built-in functions for finding the maximum, minimum, and summation of a list for lists with only numeric values.
  • Lists can be nested to represent multidimensional data.
  • A list comprehension is a compact way of creating a new list, which can be used to filter items from an existing list.

At this point, you should be able to write programs using lists.

Function Description

append(element)

Adds the specified element to the end of a list.

remove(element)

Removes the specified element from the list if the element exists.

pop()

Removes the last element of a list.

max(list)

Returns the maximum element of the list specified.

min(list)

Returns the maximum element of the list specified.

sum(list)

Returns the summation of a list composed of numbers.

sort()

Sorts a list on which the method is called in ascending order.

reverse()

Reverses the order of elements in a list.

copy()

Makes a complete copy of a list.
Table 9.1 Chapter 9 reference.
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