Python – List lengths as record attribute

Many times, while dealing with containers in any language we come across lists of tuples in different forms, tuples in themselves can have sometimes more than native datatypes and can have list as their attributes. This article talks about the lengths of list as tuple attribute. Let’s discuss certain ways in which this task can be performed.

Method #1 : Using list comprehension + len()
This particular problem can be solved using list comprehension combined with the len function in which we use len function to find the len of list as a tuple attribute and list comprehension to iterate through the list.

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# Python3 code to demonstrate
# List lengths as record attribute
# using list comprehension + len()
  
# initializing list
test_list = [('key1', [3, 4, 5]), ('key2', [1, 4, 2]), ('key3', [9, 3])]
  
# printing original list
print("The original list : " + str(test_list))
  
# using list comprehension + len()
# List lengths as record attribute
res = [(key, len(lst)) for key, lst in test_list]
  
# print result
print("The list tuple attribute lengths is : " + str(res))

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The original list : [('key1', [3, 4, 5]), ('key2', [1, 4, 2]), ('key3', [9, 3])]
The list tuple attribute lengths is : [('key1', 3), ('key2', 3), ('key3', 2)]

 

Method #2 : Using map + lambda + len()
The above problem can also be solved using the map function to extend the logic to the whole list and len function can perform the similar task as the above method.

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# Python3 code to demonstrate
# List lengths as record attribute
# using map() + lambda + len()
  
# initializing list
test_list = [('key1', [3, 4, 5]), ('key2', [1, 4, 2]), ('key3', [9, 3])]
  
# printing original list
print("The original list : " + str(test_list))
  
# using map() + lambda + len()
# List lengths as record attribute
res = list(map(lambda x: (x[0], len(x[1])), test_list))
  
# print result
print("The list tuple attribute lengths is : " + str(res))

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Output :

The original list : [('key1', [3, 4, 5]), ('key2', [1, 4, 2]), ('key3', [9, 3])]
The list tuple attribute lengths is : [('key1', 3), ('key2', 3), ('key3', 2)]



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