Python Lists

Learn how to create a list in Python.

As opposed to int, bool etc., a list is a compound data type; you can group values together:

a = "is"
b = "nice"
my_list = ["my", "list", a, b]

After measuring the height of your family, you decide to collect some information on the house you're living in. The areas of the different parts of your house are stored in separate variables for now, as shown in the script.


TRY IT YOURSELF: Access the exercise in our Introduction to Python course here.

  • Create a list, areas, that contains the area of the hallway (hall), kitchen (kit), living room (liv), bedroom (bed) and bathroom (bath), in this order. Use the predefined variables.
  • Print areas with the print() function.
# area variables (in square meters)
hall = 11.25
kit = 18.0
liv = 20.0
bed = 10.75
bath = 9.50

# Create list areas
areas = [hall, kit, liv, bed, bath]

# Print areas


To learn more about creating lists, please see this video from our course Introduction to Python.

This content is taken from DataCamp’s Introduction to Python course by Hugo Bowne-Anderson.