How to declare and add items to an array in Python? How to declare and add items to an array in Python? python python

How to declare and add items to an array in Python?


{} represents an empty dictionary, not an array/list. For lists or arrays, you need [].

To initialize an empty list do this:

my_list = []

or

my_list = list()

To add elements to the list, use append

my_list.append(12)

To extend the list to include the elements from another list use extend

my_list.extend([1,2,3,4])my_list--> [12,1,2,3,4]

To remove an element from a list use remove

my_list.remove(2)

Dictionaries represent a collection of key/value pairs also known as an associative array or a map.

To initialize an empty dictionary use {} or dict()

Dictionaries have keys and values

my_dict = {'key':'value', 'another_key' : 0}

To extend a dictionary with the contents of another dictionary you may use the update method

my_dict.update({'third_key' : 1})

To remove a value from a dictionary

del my_dict['key']


If you do it this way:

array = {}

you are making a dictionary, not an array.

If you need an array (which is called a list in python ) you declare it like this:

array = []

Then you can add items like this:

array.append('a')


Arrays (called list in python) use the [] notation. {} is for dict (also called hash tables, associated arrays, etc in other languages) so you won't have 'append' for a dict.

If you actually want an array (list), use:

array = []array.append(valueToBeInserted)


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