Each element is stored at a certain index, or position, in the list.
my_list, this is what the indexes to elements would look like.
- "oh no"
You can also get certain elements from a list by indexing it:
my_list = [1, 2, "oh no", 4, 5.62] print(my_list) # prints 2 print(my_list) # prints 4 # you could also print my_list, which would print all the elements
You can also use a negative index. This retrieves elements, starting the count from the back of the list
my_list = [1, 2, "oh no", 4, 5.62] print(my_list[-1]) # pints 5.62 print(my_list[-4]) # prints 2
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An alternative for negative indexes is the following:
my_list[len(my_list)-1]. This example would get the last item. However, it is much more elegant to use negative indexes.
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