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Python Python Basics (2015) Python Data Types List cleanup

how to


messy = [5, 2, 8, 1, 3]
del [8]

1 Answer

Stuart Wright
Stuart Wright
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To delete a list element using the del keyword, you need to use the index, rather than the value. So for the xth element, you would do:

del messy[x]

Just replace the x with the position in the list that the value 8 is it. Remember to begin counting from 0 rather than 1.