# Python | Find elements of a list by indices

• Last Updated : 18 Apr, 2019

Given two lists with elements and indices, write a Python program to find elements of list 1 at indices present in list 2.

Examples:

```Input : lst1 = [10, 20, 30, 40, 50]
lst2 = [0, 2, 4]
Output : [10, 30, 50]
Explanation:
Output elements at indices 0, 2 and 4 i.e 10, 30 and 50 respectively.

Input : lst1 = ['Hello', 'geeks', 'for', 'geeks']
lst2 = [1, 2, 3]
Output : ['geeks', 'for', 'geeks']
```

Below are some Pythonic approaches to do the above task.

Approach #1 : Naive(List comprehension)

The first approach to find the desired elements is to use list comprehension. We traverse through ‘lst2’ and for each ith element, we output lst1[i].

 `# Python3 program to Find elements of a ``# list by indices present in another list`` ` `def` `findElements(lst1, lst2):``    ``return` `[lst1[i] ``for` `i ``in` `lst2]``             ` `# Driver code``lst1 ``=` `[``10``, ``20``, ``30``, ``40``, ``50``]``lst2 ``=` `[``0``, ``2``, ``4``]``print``(findElements(lst1, lst2))`
Output:
```[10, 30, 50]
```

Approach #2 : Using Python `map()`

We can also use Python `map()` method where we apply `lst1.__getitem__ `function on lst2 which return` lst1[i] `for each element ‘i’ of lst2.

 `# Python3 program to Find elements of a ``# list by indices present in another list`` ` `def` `findElements(lst1, lst2):``    ``return` `list``(``map``(lst1.__getitem__, lst2))``             ` `# Driver code``lst1 ``=` `[``10``, ``20``, ``30``, ``40``, ``50``]``lst2 ``=` `[``0``, ``2``, ``4``]``print``(findElements(lst1, lst2))`
Output:
```[10, 30, 50]
```

Approach #3 : Using `itemgetter()`

 `# Python3 program to Find elements of a ``# list by indices present in another list``from` `operator ``import` `itemgetter `` ` `def` `findElements(lst1, lst2):``    ``return` `list``((itemgetter(``*``lst2)(lst1)))``             ` `# Driver code``lst1 ``=` `[``10``, ``20``, ``30``, ``40``, ``50``]``lst2 ``=` `[``0``, ``2``, ``4``]``print``(findElements(lst1, lst2))`
Output:
```[10, 30, 50]
```

Approach #4 : Using `numpy`

 `# Python3 program to Find elements of a ``# list by indices present in another list``import` `numpy as np `` ` `def` `findElements(lst1, lst2):``    ``return` `list``(np.array(lst1)[lst2])``             ` `# Driver code``lst1 ``=` `[``10``, ``20``, ``30``, ``40``, ``50``]``lst2 ``=` `[``0``, ``2``, ``4``]``print``(findElements(lst1, lst2))`
Output:
```[10, 30, 50]
```

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