Subtract two lists Python | Example code

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Use the zip() function to subtract two lists in Python. You have to also use for-loop to iterate over the zip object and subtract the lists’ elements from each other and store the result in a new list.

zip(iterator1, iterator2)

Example Subtract two lists Python

Simple example code.

list1 = [1, 2, 3]
list2 = [1, 1, 1]
res = []

zip_obj = zip(list1, list2)

for i, j in zip_obj:
    res.append(i - j)

print(res)

Output:

Subtract two lists Python

Another example with using list comprehensions

Example list comprehensions used with the zip builtin function:

a = [1, 2, 3]
b = [1, 1, 1]

res = [a_i - b_i for a_i, b_i in zip(a, b)]

print(res)

Output: [0, 1, 2]

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

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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