[Tutor] Best way to convert list of ints to a string?

Alan Gauld alan.gauld at btinternet.com
Sat Apr 26 09:37:47 CEST 2008

"Dick Moores" <rdm at rcblue.com> wrote 

> And for intList = [0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9], this is 2X slower than 
> ''.join(map(str, intList)) .
> But for intList = 1000*[0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9], 
> ''.join(itertools.imap(str, intList)) has a very small edge.
> Thanks, Kent, both of those are in my "never knew" category.

You could have used the more familiar:

''.join(str(n) for n in intList)

Whis is just map using a comprehension style...

Alan g

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