How to assign integers to another variable as a list? (Python 3)?

I'm learning Python and have looked this up on various websites and haven't found anything.

I have variables A and B.

Variable A's assigned value is a series of integers.

A = 3 9 5 2

I need to turn these into a list, and assign them to variable B, so that

B = [3, 9, 5, 2]

hopefully someone can explain it simply to me, i'm new to python and can't find any solutions to this online.

2 Answers

  • 8 months ago

    If you want to convert a string with a text representation of a variable number of integers, separated by spaces and/or tabs, then you can use a "list comprehension", in conjunction with the string .split() method (mentioned in another answer.)  Try this at the Idle or interactive Python prompt:

    text = '1 1 2 3 5 8 13 21 34'

    fib = [int(s) for s in text.split()]


    That about as easy as it gets.  You could also use a loop:

    fib = []

    for s in text.split():


    ...which does the same thing, but in 3 lines instead of 1.

  • EddieJ
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    Variable A cannot simply be a series of integers, however, maybe you mean that it is a string, which could obtain that value from the input () function, which would get the numbers from the user (entered on the keyboard), or it could be hard-coded in the program as 

    A = "3 9 5 2"

    So, you would just have

    B = A.split ()

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