Python Zip Function

title: Python Zip Function

zip() is a built-in function in Python that returns a list of tuples. The nth tuple will have the nth element from each of the iterable arguments. If the arguments in the sequence are of unequal lengths, it will return a list truncated to the length of the shortest iterable.


Any number of iterables separated by comma.

Return Value

A list of tuples of nth element(s) from all sequences

Code Sample

# Example 1 : zipping 2 lists. numsAndNames = zip([1,2,3],['one','two','three']) print(*numsAndNames) # prints (1,'one') (2,'two') (3,'three') # Example 2 : zipping a list of lists. list_of_lists = [[1,2,3,4,5],[6,7,8,9,0],[10,11,12,13,14,15]] lists_zip = zip(*list_of_lists) print(*lists_zip) # prints (1,6,10) (2,7,11) (3,8,12) (4,9,13) (5,0,14) # Notice how the 15 from the last list is truncated.

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Official Docs – Python 3

Official Docs – Python 2.7

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