Alexa Elis - 2 years ago 352
Python Question

# Alphabet range python

Instead of making a list of alphabet like this:

``````alpha = ['a', 'b', 'c', 'd'.........'z']
``````

Is there any way that we can group it to a range or something? For example, for numbers it can be grouped using
`range()`

``````range(1, 10)
``````

``````>>> import string
>>> string.ascii_lowercase
'abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz'
``````

If you really need a list:

``````>>> list(string.ascii_lowercase)
['a', 'b', 'c', 'd', 'e', 'f', 'g', 'h', 'i', 'j', 'k', 'l', 'm', 'n', 'o', 'p', 'q', 'r', 's', 't', 'u', 'v', 'w', 'x', 'y', 'z']
``````

And to do it with `range`

``````>>> list(map(chr, range(97, 123))) #or list(map(chr, range(ord('a'), ord('z')+1)))
['a', 'b', 'c', 'd', 'e', 'f', 'g', 'h', 'i', 'j', 'k', 'l', 'm', 'n', 'o', 'p', 'q', 'r', 's', 't', 'u', 'v', 'w', 'x', 'y', 'z']
``````

Other helpful `string` module features:

``````>>> help(string) # on Python 3
....
DATA
ascii_letters = 'abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ'
ascii_lowercase = 'abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz'
ascii_uppercase = 'ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ'
digits = '0123456789'
hexdigits = '0123456789abcdefABCDEF'
octdigits = '01234567'
printable = '0123456789abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ!"#\$%&\'()*+,-./:;<=>?@[\\]^_`{|}~ \t\n\r\x0b\x0c'
punctuation = '!"#\$%&\'()*+,-./:;<=>?@[\\]^_`{|}~'
whitespace = ' \t\n\r\x0b\x0c'
``````
Recommended from our users: Dynamic Network Monitoring from WhatsUp Gold from IPSwitch. Free Download