array, list, performance...

Michael Hudson mwh at python.net
Thu Jun 6 14:49:02 CEST 2002


gabor <gabor at realtime.sk> writes:

> hi,
> 
> how fast is list?
> 
> i mean accessing an item at an arbitrary position is O[n] or O[1]?

They are more like what tend to be called vectors in other languages,
in particular accessing an arbitrary element is O(1) (ignoring cache
effects and other little pesky details).

Cheers,
M.

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