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Python | Remove given character from Strings list

  • Last Updated : 29 Nov, 2019

Sometimes, while working with Python list, we can have a problem in which we need to remove a particular character from each string from list. This kind of application can come in many domains. Let’s discuss certain ways to solve this problem.

Method #1 : Using replace() + enumerate() + loop
This is brute force way in which this problem can be solved. In this, we iterate through each string and replace specified character with empty string to perform removal.




# Python3 code to demonstrate working of
# Remove character from Strings list
# using loop + replace() + enumerate()
  
# initialize list 
test_list = ['gfg', 'is', 'best', 'for', 'geeks']
  
# printing original list 
print("The original list : " + str(test_list))
  
# initialize character
char = 's'
  
# Remove character from Strings list
# using loop + replace() + enumerate()
for idx, ele in enumerate(test_list):
        test_list[idx] = ele.replace(char, '')
  
# printing result
print("The list after removal of character : " + str(test_list))
Output :
The original list : ['gfg', 'is', 'best', 'for', 'geeks']
The list after removal of character : ['gfg', 'i', 'bet', 'for', 'geek']

 

Method #2 : Using list comprehension + replace()
This task can also be performed using above functionalities. In this, we offer a one-liner solution to this problem compacting the code using similar method as above.






# Python3 code to demonstrate working of
# Remove character from Strings list
# using list comprehension + replace()
  
# initialize list 
test_list = ['gfg', 'is', 'best', 'for', 'geeks']
  
# printing original list 
print("The original list : " + str(test_list))
  
# initialize character
char = 's'
  
# Remove character from Strings list
# using list comprehension + replace()
res = [ele.replace(char, '') for ele in test_list]
  
# printing result
print("The list after removal of character : " + str(res))
Output :
The original list : ['gfg', 'is', 'best', 'for', 'geeks']
The list after removal of character : ['gfg', 'i', 'bet', 'for', 'geek']

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