greedIsGoodAha - 4 months ago 29

Python Question

I writing a function which populates a list of lists of two elements, where the first element is an element from a different list and the second element is a value which increments.

`def list_of_pairs(seq, start):`

""" Returns a list of pairs """

>>> list_of_pairs([3, 2, 1], 1)

[ [3, 1], [2, 2], [1, 3] ]

return [[i, start++] for i in seq]

Is there an equivalent to the C++ postfix operators which can be used? Thanks!

Bonus question: Is it more Pythonic to use the list constructor, than to construct the list using square brackets?

Edit: Here is my current (less beautiful) workaround -

`def list_of_pairs(seq, start):`

""" Returns a list of pairs """

>>> list_of_pairs([3, 2, 1], 1)

[ [3, 1], [2, 2], [1, 3] ]

return [[seq[i], start+i] for i in range(len(seq))]

Answer

You may use `enumerate()`

to achieve this. Enumerate return the index along with value while iterating over the list of values. And as per your requirement, you need list of `list`

as `[val, index + count]`

. Below is the sample code to achieve that:

```
>>> seq = [2, 6, 9]
>>> count = 2
>>> [[val, count+i] for i, val in enumerate(seq)]
[[2, 2], [6, 3], [9, 4]]
```