Hi I need to know the difference between an array and a list
Hi @richards12. Here to see you raising the fundamental question again, though I think doing some Google search might help you with the question.
In my understanding, compared to
- Restrict its elements to follow a uniform type
- More space-saving.
Though I haven’t seen
array widely used in the wild. Data scientists use
numpy.array much more often.
An array is, generally, a sequence with a definite size whose elements
you can access by an index.
Python’s “list” type is its implementation of an array.
Python also has an “array” module, which has to do with compact storage
of basic C-like types: characters, ints of various sizes, floats.
And numpy (a popular numerical computing library for Python) also has
arrays of various types.
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