Check if item is in an array / list Check if item is in an array / list python python

Check if item is in an array / list


Assuming you mean "list" where you say "array", you can do

if item in my_list:    # whatever

This works for any collection, not just for lists. For dictionaries, it checks whether the given key is present in the dictionary.


I'm also going to assume that you mean "list" when you say "array." Sven Marnach's solution is good. If you are going to be doing repeated checks on the list, then it might be worth converting it to a set or frozenset, which can be faster for each check. Assuming your list of strs is called subjects:

subject_set = frozenset(subjects)if query in subject_set:    # whatever


Use a lambda function.

Let's say you have an array:

nums = [0,1,5]

Check whether 5 is in nums in Python 3.X:

(len(list(filter (lambda x : x == 5, nums))) > 0)

Check whether 5 is in nums in Python 2.7:

(len(filter (lambda x : x == 5, nums)) > 0)

This solution is more robust. You can now check whether any number satisfying a certain condition is in your array nums.

For example, check whether any number that is greater than or equal to 5 exists in nums:

(len(filter (lambda x : x >= 5, nums)) > 0)


matomo