Converting a flat list to a list of tuples

bonono at gmail.com bonono at gmail.com
Tue Nov 22 12:29:14 CET 2005


Duncan Booth wrote:
> metiu uitem wrote:
>
> > Say you have a flat list:
> > ['a', 1, 'b', 2, 'c', 3]
> >
> > How do you efficiently get
> > [['a', 1], ['b', 2], ['c', 3]]
>
> That's funny, I thought your subject line said 'list of tuples'. I'll
> answer the question in the subject rather than the question in the body:
>
> >>> aList = ['a', 1, 'b', 2, 'c', 3]
> >>> it = iter(aList)
> >>> zip(it, it)
> [('a', 1), ('b', 2), ('c', 3)]

brilliant.




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