groupby behaviour

Ian Kelly ian.g.kelly at
Tue Feb 26 17:53:13 CET 2013

On Tue, Feb 26, 2013 at 9:27 AM, andrea crotti
<andrea.crotti.0 at> wrote:
> So I was trying to use groupby (which I used in the past), but I
> noticed a very strange thing if using list on
> the result:

As stated in the docs:

The returned group is itself an iterator that shares the underlying
iterable with groupby(). Because the source is shared, when the
groupby() object is advanced, the previous group is no longer visible.
So, if that data is needed later, it should be stored as a list:

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