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Python – Find the distance betwewn first and last even elements in a List

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  • Last Updated : 02 Dec, 2020

Given a List, write a Python program to find the span of even elements in list, i.e distance between first and last occurrence of even element.

Examples:

Input : test_list = [1, 3, 7, 4, 7, 2, 9, 1, 10, 11] 
Output : 5 
Explanation : Even elements begin at 4 and end at 10, spanning 5 indices.
 

Input : test_list = [1, 3, 7, 4, 7, 2, 9, 1, 1, 11] 
Output : 2 
Explanation : Even elements begin at 4 and end at 2, spanning 2 indices. 
 

Method #1: Using list comprehension

In this we get all the indices of all even elements using list comprehension and then perform difference of first and last index of matched elements in list.

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# Python3 code to demonstrate working of
# Even elements span in list
# Using list comprehension
  
# initializing Matrix
test_list = [1, 3, 7, 4, 7, 2, 9, 1, 10, 11]
  
# printing original list
print("The original list is : " + str(test_list))
  
# getting even indices
indices_list = [idx for idx in range(
    len(test_list)) if test_list[idx] % 2 == 0]
  
# getting difference of first and last occurrence
res = indices_list[-1] - indices_list[0]
  
# printing result
print("Even elements span : " + str(res))
Output
The original list is : [1, 3, 7, 4, 7, 2, 9, 1, 10, 11]
Even elements span : 5

Method #2 : Using filter() + lambda

In this, we perform task of getting indices of elements using filter() and lambda. 

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# Python3 code to demonstrate working of
# Even elements span in list
# Using filter() + lambda
  
# initializing Matrix
test_list = [1, 3, 7, 4, 7, 2, 9, 1, 10, 11]
  
# printing original list
print("The original list is : " + str(test_list))
  
# getting even indices
indices_list = list(
    filter(lambda x: test_list[x] % 2 == 0, range(len(test_list))))
  
# getting difference of first and last occurrence
res = indices_list[-1] - indices_list[0]
  
# printing result
print("Even elements span : " + str(res))
Output
The original list is : [1, 3, 7, 4, 7, 2, 9, 1, 10, 11]
Even elements span : 5

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