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How to skip only first element of List in Scala
  • Last Updated : 17 Apr, 2019

In Scala, list is defined under scala.collection.immutable package. A list is a collection of same type elements which contains immutable data. Let’s see how to print the element of given List, by skipping the first item in Scala.

List in Scala contains many suitable methods to perform simple operations like head(), tail(), isEmpty(). Coming to list, tail() method is used to skip the first element of the list.
below are examples to skip only first element of List.

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// Scala program to skip only first element of List
import scala.collection.immutable._
  
// Creating object 
object GFGobject
    // Main method 
    def main(args:Array[String]) 
    
        // Creating and initializing immutable lists 
        val mylist: List[String] = List("Geeks", "For", "geeks", "is",
                                          "a", "fabulous", "portal")
   
        println(mylist.tail) 
  
    }
}

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Output:

List(For, geeks, is, a, fabulous, portal)

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// Scala program to skip only first element of List
import scala.collection.immutable._
  
// Creating object 
object GFG 
    // Main method 
    def main(args:Array[String]) 
    
        // range from 10 to 19
        val myList = List.range(10, 19)
        println(myList) 
  
        println("Using tail() method: " + myList.tail)
    
}     

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Output:

List(10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18)
Using tail() method: List(11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18)



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