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# Python – Get summation of numbers in string list

• Last Updated : 26 Jun, 2020

Sometimes, while working with data, we can have a problem in which we receive series of lists with data in string format, which we wish to accumulate as list. Let’s discuss certain ways in which this task can be performed.

Method #1 : Using loop + `int()`
This is the brute force method to perform this task. In this, we run a loop for entire list, convert each string to integer and perform summation listwise and store in a separate list.

 `# Python3 code to demonstrate working of``# Summation of String Integer lists``# using loop + int()`` ` `# initialize list ``test_list ``=` `[[``'1'``, ``'4'``], [``'5'``, ``'6'``], [``'7'``, ``'10'``]]`` ` `# printing original list ``print``(``"The original list : "` `+` `str``(test_list))`` ` `# Summation of String Integer lists``# using loop + int()``res ``=` `[]``for` `sub ``in` `test_list:``    ``par_sum ``=` `0``    ``for` `ele ``in` `sub:``        ``par_sum ``=` `par_sum ``+` `int``(ele)``    ``res.append(par_sum)`` ` `# printing result``print``(``"List after summation of nested string lists : "` `+` `str``(res))`
Output :
```The original list : [['1', '4'], ['5', '6'], ['7', '10']]
List after summation of nested string lists : [5, 11, 17]
```

Method #2 : Using` sum() + int()` + list comprehension
This is the shorthand with the help of which this task can be performed. In this, we run a loop on lists using list comprehension and extract summation using sum().

 `# Python3 code to demonstrate working of``# Summation of String Integer lists``# using sum() + int() + list comprehension`` ` `# initialize list ``test_list ``=` `[[``'1'``, ``'4'``], [``'5'``, ``'6'``], [``'7'``, ``'10'``]]`` ` `# printing original list ``print``(``"The original list : "` `+` `str``(test_list))`` ` `# Summation of String Integer lists``# using sum() + int() + list comprehension``res ``=` `[``sum``(``int``(ele) ``for` `ele ``in` `sub) ``for` `sub ``in` `test_list]`` ` `# printing result``print``(``"List after summation of nested string lists : "` `+` `str``(res))`
Output :
```The original list : [['1', '4'], ['5', '6'], ['7', '10']]
List after summation of nested string lists : [5, 11, 17]
```

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