[Tutor] Finding a part of an element in a list

Liam Clarke cyresse at gmail.com
Mon Dec 6 19:20:15 CET 2004

Hey Kumar, 

nearly there - 

List1 =

In other list I have :
List2= ['Corolla','Accord','Camry']

for element1 in List1:
      for element2 in List2:
         if element2 in element1:
              #Do something here, usually a break or continue clause

(Incidentally,'for element in list' is an easier version of for i in
range(len(list)) when you don't need to use index numbers. It just
steps element by element.)

'if x in y' works for strings within strings as well.


Liam Clarke

On Mon, 6 Dec 2004 09:57:11 -0800 (PST), kumar s <ps_python at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Dear Group,
> I have a list that is:
> List1 =
> ['Tyres','windsheild','A\CUnit','Model=Toyota_Corolla']
> In other list I have :
> List2= ['Corolla','Accord','Camry']
> I want to see if Corolla is there in list 1:
> The code:
> for i in range(len(List1)):
>      if i in range(len(List2):
>           print i
> If I have 'Corolla' as an element in both list then it
> is easy to find.  However, in List1 this element
> appears as 'Model=Toyota_Corolla'.
> How can I ask python to match both elements:
> 'Model=Toyota_Corolla' and 'Corolla', where a part of
> element is matching.
> please help.
> thanks
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