Print List without Square Brackets in Python (3 Examples)
In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to print a list without brackets in the Python programming language.
Here you have an overview of this tutorial:
Let’s dive into Python code!
Create Sample List
Here we will create a sample Python list to use as an example in this tutorial. Check the code below.
my_list = ["cat", 1, 2, "dog", 3, 4.2, "apple", 5] print(my_list) # ['cat', 1, 2, 'dog', 3, 4.2, 'apple', 5]
As shown, we have created a list object named
my_list that contains strings, integers, and floats. Then, we printed
my_list to the console using the print() function, which printed the list with square brackets.
But is there any way to print
my_list without these square brackets? Take a look at different examples of how to do it!
Example 1: Print List Without Brackets Using ‘*’ Operator
In this example, we will use the
* operator and the print() function to print
my_list without brackets. To do so, run the following script.
print(*my_list, sep = ', ') # cat, 1, 2, dog, 3, 4.2, apple, 5
As you can see, we have used the unpacking operator
* to unpack the list and pass its elements to the print() function. The
sep argument is used to specify the separator ‘, ‘ between the elements in
Example 2: Print List Without Brackets Using join() Method & map() Functions
In this second example, we will use the join() method and the map() function to print
my_list without square brackets. Check it out!
print(', '.join(map(str, my_list))) # cat, 1, 2, dog, 3, 4.2, apple, 5
The previous Python output shows how to use the join() method to concatenate the elements of
my_list as strings, separated by a comma and a space. Then the
map(str, my_list) converts each element of the list to a string before joining them.
Example 3: Print List Without Brackets Using for Loop
This last method uses a for loop and string concatenation to print
my_list without square brackets. To do so, we will first create an empty string named
output = '' for item in my_list: output += str(item) + ', ' output = output[:-2] print(output) # cat, 1, 2, dog, 3, 4.2, apple, 5
As shown, this method involves iterating over
my_list and concatenating each element to form a string, separated by a comma and a space. We keep these elements in
output. Then, we use
[:-2] to remove the last comma and space from the string and print the final result.
Video, Further Resources & Summary
Do you need more explanations on how to print a list without square brackets in Python? Then you should have a look at the following YouTube video of the Statistics Globe YouTube channel.
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This page was created in collaboration with Paula Villasante Soriano. Please have a look at Paula’s author page to get more information about her academic background and the other articles she has written for Statistics Globe.
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