Oct. 15, 2012

Reversing lists and strings

This short post will show how to do a reverse loops in Python. The first example will show how to do that in a list a and the other example how to reverse a string. Just open up a Python interpreter and test it out. Create a list with some values in it, like this:
L1 = ["One", "two", "three", "four", "five"]

#To print the list as it is, simply do:
print L1

#To print a reverse list, do:
for i in L1[::-1]:
    print i
>>Output:
five
four
three
two
One
We can also reverse strings, like this:
string = "Hello World"

print ' '.join(reversed(string))
>>Output:

d l r o W   o l l e H

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