Converting a list of lists to a single list

steve at divillo.com steve at divillo.com
Wed Jul 24 20:11:54 CEST 2013


Wow, thanks everyone. Very helpful indeed!

On Tuesday, July 23, 2013 2:52:21 PM UTC-7, st... at divillo.com wrote:
> I think that itertools may be able to do what I want but I have not been able to figure out how.
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> I want to convert an arbitrary number of lists with an arbitrary number of elements in each list into a single list as follows.
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> Say I have three lists:
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> [[A0,A1,A2], [B0,B1,B2] [C0,C1,C2]]
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> I would like to convert those to a single list that looks like this:
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> [A0,B0,C0,C1,C2,B1,C0,C1,C2,B2,C0,C1,C2,A1,B0,C0,C1,C2,B1,C0,C1,C2,B2,C0,C1,C2,A2,B0,C0,C1,C2,B1,C0,C1,C2,B2,C0,C1,C2]
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> An easier way to visualize the pattern I want is as a tree.
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> A0
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> 	B0
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> 		C0
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> 		C1
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> 		C2
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> 	B1
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> 		C0
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> 		C1
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> 		C2
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> 	B2
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> 		C0
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> 		C1
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> 		C2
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> A1
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> 	B0
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> 		C0
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> 		C1
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> 		C2
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> 	B1
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> 		C0
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> 		C1
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> 		C2
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> 	B2
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> 		C0
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> 		C1
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> 		C2
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> A2
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> 	B0
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> 		C0
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> 		C1
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> 		C2
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> 	B1
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> 		C0
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> 		C1
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> 		C2
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> 	B2
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> 		C0
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> 		C1
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> 		C2




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