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How to store values in a list in Python using for loop

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The Python list values are comma-separated and All the items are enclosed within the square brackets. You need to iterate over items in a list by using for loop store values in a list in Python.

.append needs to be called on the list

Store values in a list in Python using for loop

Simple example code.

num_lists = int(input("How many lists do you want? "))
lists = []
for p in range(num_lists):


How to store values in a list in Python using for loop

When you use range, you essentially create a list that Python reiterates through. Thus, for x in range(0, 100) creates a temporary list with numbers from 0 to 100.

If you wanted to take this a step further, you could use a list comprehension to avoid needing to use append altogether, and provide a parameter to indicate how many random numbers you want:

Here’s an example of how you can use a for loop to store values in a list:

# Initialize an empty list
my_list = []

# Using a for loop to store values in the list
for i in range(5):  # Change 5 to the desired number of iterations
    value = i * 2   # Replace this line with the logic to generate or fetch the desired value

# Print the resulting list

In this example, the for loop iterates over a range of numbers (0 to 4 in this case), and for each iteration, a value is generated or fetched (in this case, i * 2), and it’s appended to the my_list using the append method.

Comment if you have any doubts or suggestions on this Python list topic.

Note: IDE: PyCharm 2021.3.3 (Community Edition)

Windows 10

Python 3.10.1

All Python Examples are in Python 3, so Maybe its different from python 2 or upgraded versions.

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