Python | Merge Consecutive digits Strings
Sometimes, while workings with data, we can have a problem in which we need to perform a merge of digits. This is a simpler problem. But it becomes complex once we need to perform merger of certain elements like numbers that too consecutive. Let’s discuss certain ways in which this task can be performed.
Method #1 : Using list comprehension + groupby() + isdigit()
The combination of above functions can be used to perform this task. In this, we first group all the digits consecutive and then perform the concatenation.
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The original list is : ['gfg', '1', '2', 'is', '5', 'best', '6', '7'] List after digit merge : ['gfg', '12', 'is', '5', 'best', '67']
Method #2 : Using regex + join()
The combinations of above functions can also be used to deal with this. In this, we find the digits using regex function and perform merger using join(). Works only with single characters.
The original list is : ['g', '1', '2', 'i', '5', 'b', '6', '7'] List after digit merge : ['g', '12', 'i', '5', 'b', '67']