How to merge lists into a list of tuples?


Question

What is the Pythonic approach to achieve the following?

# Original lists:

list_a = [1, 2, 3, 4]
list_b = [5, 6, 7, 8]

# List of tuples from 'list_a' and 'list_b':

list_c = [(1,5), (2,6), (3,7), (4,8)]

Each member of list_c is a tuple, whose first member is from list_a and the second is from list_b.

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11/5/2017 9:09:42 PM

Accepted Answer

In Python 2:

>>> list_a = [1, 2, 3, 4]
>>> list_b = [5, 6, 7, 8]
>>> zip(list_a, list_b)
[(1, 5), (2, 6), (3, 7), (4, 8)]

In Python 3:

>>> list_a = [1, 2, 3, 4]
>>> list_b = [5, 6, 7, 8]
>>> list(zip(list_a, list_b))
[(1, 5), (2, 6), (3, 7), (4, 8)]
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3/5/2019 4:27:40 PM

In python 3.0 zip returns a zip object. You can get a list out of it by calling list(zip(a, b)).


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