Lists aggregation

Mensanator mensanator at aol.com
Tue Mar 17 20:08:10 CET 2009

```On Mar 17, 2:18 am, Peter Otten <__pete... at web.de> wrote:
> Mensanator wrote:
> > On Mar 16, 1:40 pm, Peter Otten <__pete... at web.de> wrote:
> >> mattia wrote:
> >> > I have 2 lists, like:
> >> > l1 = [1,2,3]
> >> > l2 = [4,5]
> >> > now I want to obtain a this new list:
> >> > l = [(1,4),(1,5),(2,4),(2,5),(3,4),(3,5)]
> >> > Then I'll have to transform the values found in the new list.
> >> > Now, some ideas (apart from the double loop to aggregate each element
> >> > of l1 with each element of l2):
> >> > - I wanted to use the zip function, but the new list will not aggregate
> >> > (3,4) and (3,5)
> >> > - Once I've the new list, I'll apply a map function (e.g. the exp of
> >> > the values) to speed up the process
> >> > Some help?
>
> >> Why would you keep the intermediate list?
>
> >> With a list comprehension:
>
> >> >>> a = [1,2,3]
> >> >>> b = [4,5]
> >> >>> [x**y for x in a for y in b]
>
> >> [1, 1, 16, 32, 81, 243]
>
> >> With itertools:
>
> >> >>> from itertools import product, starmap
> >> >>> from operator import pow
> >> >>> list(starmap(pow, product(a, b)))
>
> >> [1, 1, 16, 32, 81, 243]
>
> > That looks nothing like [(1,4),(1,5),(2,4),(2,5),(3,4),(3,5)].
>
> The point of my post was that you don't have to calculate that list of
> tuples explicitly.

Ok, nevermind.

>
> If you read the original post again you'll find that Mattia wanted that list
> only as an intermediate step to something else. He gave "the exp of values"
> as an example. As math.exp() only takes one argument I took this to
> mean "exponentiation", or **/pow() in Python.
>
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