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Scala List drop() method with example
• Last Updated : 13 Aug, 2019

The drop() method belongs to the value member of the class List. It is utilized to select all the elements except the first n elements of the list.

Method Definition: def drop(n: Int): List[A]

Where, n is the number of elements to be dropped from the stated sequence.

Return Type: It returns all the elements of the list except the first n ones.

Example #1:

 `  ` `// Scala program of drop()``// method`` ` `// Creating object``object` `GfG``{ `` ` `    ``// Main method``    ``def` `main(args``:``Array[String])``    ``{``     ` `        ``// Creating a List ``        ``val` `list ``=` `List(``"a"``, ``"b"``, ``"c"``, ``"d"``, ``"e"``, ``"f"``)``         ` `        ``// Applying drop method ``        ``val` `result ``=` `list.drop(``4``)``         ` `        ``// Displays output``        ``println(result)``     ` `    ``}``}`
Output:
```List(e, f)
```

Example #2:

 `// Scala program of drop()``// method`` ` `// Creating object``object` `GfG``{ `` ` `    ``// Main method``    ``def` `main(args``:``Array[String])``    ``{``     ` `        ``// Creating a List ``        ``val` `list ``=` `List(``1``, ``2``, ``3``, ``4``, ``5``, ``6``)``         ` `        ``// Applying drop method ``        ``val` `result ``=` `list.drop(``2``)``         ` `        ``// Displays output``        ``println(result)``     ` `    ``}``}`
Output:
```List(3, 4, 5, 6)
```

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