by Sai gowtham

Getting the first element of a List in Python

In this tutorial, we are going to learn about how to get the first element of a list in Python.

Consider, we have the following list:

numList = [12, 13, 14, 15, 16]

To access the first element (12) of a list, we can use the subscript syntax [ ] by passing an index 0.

In Python lists are zero-indexed, so the first element is available at index 0.

Here is an example:

numList = [12, 13, 14, 15, 16]

firstElement = num_list[0]

print(firstElement)  # 12

Similarly, we can also use the slicing syntax [:1] to get the first element of a list in Python.

numList = [12, 13, 14, 15, 16]

firstElement = numList[:1]

print(firstElement)  # 12

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