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Hari S
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Nested List to list - Python in just three lines of code

  • Sept. 3, 2019, 3:28 p.m.
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Nested List to list - Python in just three lines of code

Nested list to list in Python

Nested list in python can be converted to a flat list in python in just three lines of code. Let us assume that you have a following nested list.

[1, 2, [3, 4, [5, 6]], 7, 8, [9, [10]]]

Now, the above list is a nested list with multiple levels and we want to convert it to list using Python :-

[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10]

Nested list to list - Python - The longer way

First of all, I will show you the longer way, without using any third-party module. To convert a nested list to flat list we will use the following code:-

flat_list = []

def flatten_list(input_list):

    for item in input_list:
        if type(item) == list:
    return flat_list


# output

[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10]

Nested list to list in just three lines of code

That was the longer way. Now we will use pandas’ flatten function from pandas.core.common to do the same in just three lines of code.

from pandas.core.common import flatten

nested_list = [1, 2, [3, 4, [5, 6]], 7, 8, [9, [10]]]


# Output

[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10]

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