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Print lists in Python (4 Different Ways)

  • Difficulty Level : Easy
  • Last Updated : 27 Aug, 2021

Printing a list in python can be done is following ways:

  1. Using for loop : Traverse from 0 to len(list) and print all elements of the list one by one using a for loop, this is the standard practice of doing it.

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    # Python program to print list
    # using for loop
    a = [1, 2, 3, 4, 5]
      
    # printing the list using loop
    for x in range(len(a)):
        print a[x],


    Output:
    1 2 3 4 5
    
  2. Without using loops: * symbol is use to print the list elements in a single line with space. To print all elements in new lines or separated by space use sep=”\n” or sep=”, ” respectively.

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    # Python program to print list
    # without using loop
      
    a = [1, 2, 3, 4, 5]
      
    # printing the list using * operator separated 
    # by space 
    print(*a)
      
    # printing the list using * and sep operator
    print("printing lists separated by commas")
      
    print(*a, sep = ", "
      
    # print in new line
    print("printing lists in new line")
      
    print(*a, sep = "\n")


    Output:
    1 2 3 4 5
    printing lists separated by commas
    1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    printing lists in new line
    1
    2
    3
    4
    5
    
  3. Convert a list to a string for display : If it is a list of strings we can simply join them using join() function, but if the list contains integers then convert it into string and then use join() function to join them to a string and print the string.

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    # Python program to print list
    # by Converting a list to a 
    # string for display
    a =["Geeks", "for", "Geeks"]
      
    # print the list using join function()
    print(' '.join(a))
      
    # print the list by converting a list of 
    # integers to string 
    a = [1, 2, 3, 4, 5]
      
    print str(a)[1:-1


    Output:
    Geeks for Geeks
    1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    
  4. Using map : Use map() to convert each item in the list to a string if list is not a string, and then join them:

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    # Python program to print list
    # print the list by converting a list of 
    # integers to string using map
      
    a = [1, 2, 3, 4, 5]
    print(' '.join(map(str, a))) 
      
    print"in new line"
    print('\n'.join(map(str, a)))


    Output:
    1 2 3 4 5
    in new line
    1
    2
    3
    4
    5
    

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