Want to remove an element at a given position
i in a list
Simply use the
del a[i] operation to remove the element at index position
Here’s the Python code example:
a = [0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9] del a print(a) # [0, 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9] del a print(a) # [1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9] del a[-1] print(a) # [1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8] del a[2:4] print(a) # [1, 3, 6, 7, 8] del a[::-1] print(a) # 
This is the easiest way of removing a list element at a certain position. You can even use slicing to remove a whole subsequence of the list. For example, the slice operation
del a[2:4] removes the elements with indices 2 and 3 from the list
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