Last element of the list Python | Example code

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Use the list pop() method or list[-1] slice notation syntax to get the last element of the list in Python. There are also many methods to do it but these methods work well.

Example Last element of the list Python

Simple example code.

Using list pop() method

This method removes and returns the last method from the list.

data = ["infy", "tcs", "affle", "dixon", "astral"]

res = data.pop()
print(res)
print(data)

Output:

Last element of the list Python

Using list[-1] syntax

The list[-1] is the most preferable, shortest, and Pythonic way to get the last element. This way given list will not change.

data = ["infy", "tcs", "affle", "dixon", "astral"]

res = data[-1]

print(res)
print(data)

Output:

astral
[‘infy’, ‘tcs’, ‘affle’, ‘dixon’, ‘astral’]

Do comment if you have any doubts and suggestions on this Python List topic.

Note: IDE: PyCharm 2021.3 (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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