filter iterable based on predicate take from another iterable

Peter Otten __peter__ at
Wed Dec 10 10:29:24 CET 2008

bernhard.voigt at wrote:

> is there is a neat way to select items from an iterable based on
> predicates stored in another iterable without zipping? I can do
> something like this:
> import itertools
> foo = range(10)
> # select even numbers
> bar = map(lambda i: i%2, foo)
> foobarselected = itertools.ifilterfalse(lambda t: t[0], itertools.izip
> (bar,foo))
> # for simplicity I want to work with the single item list, not the
> zipped one
> fooselected = list(t[1] for t in foobarselected)
> However, it would be nice to have a function combining the last two
> instructions. Something like
> itertools.ifilterother(bar, foo) -> yield iterator with items from foo
> where bar is true

I think it's a good approach to keep the number of primitives low. I find
the list comprehension combined with izip() quite readable:

[v for f, v in izip(bar, foo) if not f(v)]


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