Iterate from 2nd element of a huge list

Arnaud Delobelle arnodel at
Wed Feb 1 08:09:35 CET 2012

On 1 February 2012 03:16, Paulo da Silva <p_s_d_a_s_i_l_v_a at> wrote:
> Em 01-02-2012 01:39, Paulo da Silva escreveu:
>> Hi!
>> What is the best way to iterate thru a huge list having the 1st element
>> a different process? I.e.:
>> process1(mylist[0])
>> for el in mylist[1:]:
>>       process2(el)
>> This way mylist is almost duplicated, isn't it?
>> Thanks.
> I think iter is nice for what I need.
> Thank you very much to all who responded.

Nobody mentioned itertools.islice, which can be handy, especially if
you weren't interested in the first element of the list:

from itertools import islice:

for el in islice(mylist, 1):


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