Here’s your free PDF cheat sheet showing you all Python list methods on one simple page. Click the image to download the high-resolution PDF file, print it, and post it to your office wall:
I’ll lead you through all Python list methods in this short video tutorial:
If you want to study the methods yourself, have a look at the following table from my blog article:
|Appends element |
|Removes all elements from the list |
|Returns a copy of the list |
|Counts the number of occurrences of element |
|Adds all elements of an iterable |
|Returns the position (index) of the first occurrence of value |
|Inserts element |
|Removes and returns the final element of the list |
|Removes and returns the first occurrence of element |
|Reverses the order of elements in the list |
|Sorts the elements in the list |
Go ahead and try the Python list methods yourself:
Puzzle: Can you figure out all outputs of this interactive Python script?
If you’ve studied the table carefully, you’ll know the most important list methods in Python. Let’s have a look at some examples of above methods:
>>> l =  >>> l.append(2) >>> l  >>> l.clear() >>> l  >>> l.append(2) >>> l  >>> l.copy()  >>> l.count(2) 1 >>> l.extend([2,3,4]) >>> l [2, 2, 3, 4] >>> l.index(3) 2 >>> l.insert(2, 99) >>> l [2, 2, 99, 3, 4] >>> l.pop() 4 >>> l.remove(2) >>> l [2, 99, 3] >>> l.reverse() >>> l [3, 99, 2] >>> l.sort() >>> l [2, 3, 99]
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