Creating and Modifying a List in Python

Again, let’s return to our class height example:

  • Jenny is 61 inches tall
  • Alexus is 70 inches tall
  • Sam is 67 inches tall
  • Grace is 64 inches tall

Suppose that we already had a list of names and a list of heights:

names = ['Jenny', 'Alexus', 'Sam', 'Grace'] heights = [61, 70, 67, 65]

If we wanted to create a list of lists that paired each name with a height, we could use the command zip. zip takes two (or more) lists as inputs and returns an object that contains a list of pairs. Each pair contains one element from each of the inputs. You won’t be able to see much about this object from just printing it:

names_and_heights = zip(names, heights) print(names_and_heights)

because it will return the location of this object in memory. Output would look something like this:

<zip object at 0x7f1631e86b48>

To see the nested lists, you can convert the zip object to a list first:



[('Jenny', 61), ('Alexus', 70), ('Sam', 67), ('Grace', 65)]



Use zip to create a new variable called names_and_dogs_names that combines names and dogs_names into a zip object.

Make sure to run the code for this step before proceeding to the next instruction!


Create a new variable named list_of_names_and_dogs_names by calling list() on names_and_dogs_names. Print this new variable .

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