# Python – Combine Strings to Matrix

Sometimes while working with data, we can receive separate data in the form of strings and we need to compile them into Matrix for its further use. This can have applications in many domains. Let’s discuss certain ways in which this task can be performed.

Method #1 : Using list comprehension + `split() + zip()`
The combination of the above functions can be used to perform this task. In this, we combine strings into Matrix row elements using zip() and split performs the task of extracting word from strings.

 `# Python3 code to demonstrate working of  ` `# Combine Strings to Matrix ` `# Using list comprehension + zip() + split() ` ` `  `# initializing strings ` `test_str1 ``=` `"Gfg is best"` `test_str2 ``=` `"1 2 3"` ` `  `# printing original strings ` `print``(``"The original string 1 is : "` `+` `test_str1) ` `print``(``"The original string 2 is : "` `+` `test_str2) ` ` `  `# Combine Strings to Matrix ` `# Using list comprehension + zip() + split() ` `res ``=` `[[idx, ``int``(j)] ``for` `idx, j ``in` `zip``(test_str1.split(``' '``), test_str2.split(``' '``))] ` `         `  `# printing result  ` `print``(``"Does Matrix after construction : "` `+` `str``(res))  `

Output :

The original list 1 is : [‘Gfg’, ‘is’, ‘best’]
The original list 2 is : [[‘Gfg’, 1], [‘is’, 2], [‘best’, 1], [‘Gfg’, 4], [‘is’, 8], [‘Gfg’, 7]]
The dictionary after grouping : {‘is’: [2, 8], ‘Gfg’: [1, 4, 7], ‘best’: [1]}

Method #2 : Using `map() + split() + zip()`
The combination of above functions can be used to perform this task. This performs in similar way as above. The difference is that the logic of extension is done using map().

 `# Python3 code to demonstrate working of  ` `# Combine Strings to Matrix ` `# Using map() + zip() + split() ` ` `  `# initializing strings ` `test_str1 ``=` `"Gfg is best"` `test_str2 ``=` `"1 2 3"` ` `  `# printing original strings ` `print``(``"The original string 1 is : "` `+` `test_str1) ` `print``(``"The original string 2 is : "` `+` `test_str2) ` ` `  `# Combine Strings to Matrix ` `# Using map() + zip() + split() ` `res ``=` `list``(``map``(``list``, ``zip``(test_str1.split(``' '``), ``map``(``int``, test_str2.split(``' '``))))) ` `         `  `# printing result  ` `print``(``"Does Matrix after construction : "` `+` `str``(res))  `

Output :

The original list 1 is : [‘Gfg’, ‘is’, ‘best’]
The original list 2 is : [[‘Gfg’, 1], [‘is’, 2], [‘best’, 1], [‘Gfg’, 4], [‘is’, 8], [‘Gfg’, 7]]
The dictionary after grouping : {‘is’: [2, 8], ‘Gfg’: [1, 4, 7], ‘best’: [1]}

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