[Tutor] iterating over less than a full list

Dave Angel davea at ieee.org
Sat Sep 4 21:07:16 CEST 2010

Bill Allen wrote:
> Say I have and iterable called some_stuff which is thousands of items in
> length and I am looping thru it as such:
> for x in some_stuff
>      etc...
> However, what if I want only to iterate through only the first ten items of
> some_stuff, for testing purposes.  Is there a concise way of specifying that
> in the for statement line?
> -Bill
You could use islice()

import itertools
for x in itertools.islice(some_stuff, 0, 10)
    print x


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