Define a Global List in Python
In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to define a global list in the Python programming language.
The table of contents is structured as follows:
Let’s dive into it!
Introduction to Global Lists
In Python, a global list is a list that is defined outside of any function or class. It is accessible from anywhere in the program and can be modified or accessed by any function or class within the same scope.
Defining a Global List
To define a global list in Python, you can follow these steps:
Step 1: Declare the list object outside of any function or class.
Step 2: Assign values to the list.
Here’s an example of defining a global list:
# Step 1: Declare the global list my_global_list =  # Step 2: Assign values to the list my_global_list.append(1) my_global_list.append(2) my_global_list.append(3) # Access the global list print(my_global_list) # Output: [1, 2, 3]
In the above example, we declared a global list named
my_global_list and assigned values to it using the append() method. We can access the global list from any part of the program.
Accessing and Modifying the Global List
Once you have defined a global list, you can access and modify it from any function or class within the same scope.
Here’s an example that demonstrates accessing and modifying the global list:
# Declare the global list my_global_list =  # Append values to the list my_global_list.append(1) my_global_list.append(2) my_global_list.append(3) # Access and modify the global list def modify_list(): global my_global_list my_global_list.append(4) my_global_list.remove(2) # Call the function to modify the list modify_list() # Print the modified list print(my_global_list) # Output: [1, 3, 4]
In the above example, we declared a global list
my_global_list and appended values to it. Inside the
modify_list() function, we accessed the global list using the
global keyword and modified it by appending a new value and removing a specific value.
Video, Further Resources & Summary
Do you need more explanations on how to define a global list? Then you should have a look at the following YouTube video of the Statistics Globe YouTube channel.
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Furthermore, you could have a look at some of the other tutorials on Statistics Globe:
- Are Dictionaries Faster than Lists in Python?
- How to Use Lists in Python (13 Examples)
- Python Programming Tutorials
- Access Element in Lists within Dictionary in Python
- Check if List of Lists is Empty in Python
This post has shown how to define and work with a global list in Python. In case you have further questions, you may leave a comment below.
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