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Dart Programming – List
  • Difficulty Level : Medium
  • Last Updated : 11 May, 2020

In Dart programming, List datatype is similar to arrays in other programming languages. List is used to represent a collection of objects. It is an ordered group of objects. The core libraries in Dart are responsible for the existence of List class, its creation and manipulation.

Logical Representation of List:
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Index of the element represents the position of the specific data and when the list item of that index is called the element is displayed. Generally, the list item is called from its index.

Types of List –
There are broadly two types of list on the basis of its length:

  1. Fixed Length List
  2. Growable List



Fixed Length List

Here, the size of the list is declared initially and can’t be changed during runtime.

Syntax:

// Declaring list
var list_name = new List (size);

// Inserting elements in list
list_name[index] = value;

Example:




void main()
{
    var gfg = new List(3);
    gfg[0] = 'Geeks';
    gfg[1] = 'For';
    gfg[2] = 'Geeks';
  
    // Printing all the values in List
    print(gfg);
  
    // Printing value at specific position
    print(gfg[2]);
}

Output:

[Geeks, For, Geeks]
Geeks

Growthable List

This type of list is declared without declaring size of the list. Its length can be changed during runtime.

Syntax:

// Declaring the list with values
var list_name = [val 1, val 2, val 3];

Adding a value to growable list –




void main()
{
    var gfg = [ 'Geeks', 'For' ];
  
    // Printing all the values in List
    print(gfg);
  
    // Adding new value in List and printing it
    gfg.add('Geeks'); // list_name.add(value);
    print(gfg);
}

Output:



[Geeks, For]
[Geeks, For, Geeks]

 

Adding multiple value to growable list –




void main()
{
    var gfg = [ 'Geeks' ];
  
    // Printing all the values in List
    print(gfg);
  
    // Adding multiple values in List and printing it
  
    // list_name.addAll([val 1, val 2, ...]);
    gfg.addAll([ 'For', 'Geeks' ]); 
    print(gfg);
}

Output:

[Geeks]
[Geeks, For, Geeks]

 

Adding a value to growable list at specific index –




void main()
{
    var gfg = [ 'Geeks', 'Geeks' ];
  
    // Printing all the values in List
    print(gfg);
  
    // Adding new value in List at specific index and printing it
  
    // list_name.insert(index, value);
    gfg.insert(1, 'For'); 
    print(gfg);

Output:

[Geeks, Geeks]
[Geeks, For, Geeks]

 

Adding multiple value to growable list at specific indexes –




void main()
{
    var gfg = [ 'Geeks' ];
  
    // Printing all the values in List
    print(gfg);
  
    // Adding new value in List at specific index and printing it
  
    // list_name.insertAll(index, list_of_values);
    gfg.insertAll(1, [ 'For', 'Geeks' ]); 
    print(gfg);
  
    // Element at index 1 in list
    print(gfg[1]);
}

Output:

[Geeks]
[Geeks, For, Geeks]
For

 



Types of List (Basis of its Dimensions) :
There is a various number of the list based on dimension, but most popular among them are:

  1. 1-Dimensional (1-D) List
  2. 2-Dimensional (2-D) List
  3. 3-Dimensional (3-D) List
  4. Multidimension List

Here, we have already discussed the 1-D list.

2-Dimensional (2-D) List –

Here, the list is defined in two dimensions and thus forming the look of the table.

Creating 2-D List –




void main()
{
    int a = 3;
    int b = 3;
  
    // Creating two dimentional list
    var gfg = List.generate(a, (i) = > List(b), growable: false);
  
    // Printing its value
    print(gfg);
  
    // Inserting values
    for (int i = 0; i < 3; ++i) {
        for (int j = 0; j < 3; ++j) {
            gfg[i][j] = i + j;
        }
    }
    // Printing its value
    print(gfg);
}

Output:

[[null, null, null], [null, null, null], [null, null, null]]
[[0, 1, 2], [1, 2, 3], [2, 3, 4]]


Another way of creating 2-D List –




void main()
{
    // Creating three dimentional list
    var gfg = List.generate(3, (i) = > List.generate(3, (j) = > i + j));
  
    // Printing its value
    print(gfg);
}

Output:

[[0, 1, 2], [1, 2, 3], [2, 3, 4]]

There is also another way of creating 2-D list, i.e give the values associated with the indexes and it will lead to the creation of the 2-D list.

3-Dimensional (3-D) List –

The representation of 3-D list is quiet difficult but its creation is similar to that of the 2-D list.

Example:




void main()
{
    // Creating three dimentional list
    var gfg = List.generate(3, (i) = > List.generate(3
                               (j) = > List.generate(3,
                               (k) = > i + j + k)));
  
    // Printing its value
    print(gfg);
}

Output:

[[[0, 1, 2], [1, 2, 3], [2, 3, 4]], [[1, 2, 3], [2, 3, 4], [3, 4, 5]], [[2, 3, 4], [3, 4, 5], [4, 5, 6]]]

Note:
In the similar fashion one can create n-dimentional List i.e by using “List.generate()” method.

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