5 Python Tricks And Tips

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Hey there, in this article I'll show you some quick python tips and tricks which will make your life more easier and help you write better code in python.

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1. Swapping Two Numbers

At times you might find yourself wanting to swap two numbers and you are thinking of a better way to put it ๐Ÿค”, so here's how I prefer to do it...

x , y = 10, 20 #Assigning 10 to x and 20 to y

print (x, y)

#Output will be 10, 20

x, y = y, x #Swapping the values 

print (x, y)

#Output will be 20, 10 

And that's how easy it is to swap two numbers

*2. How to Reverse a String *

Reversing a string is taking a string and printing it in the reverse order, let's see how that can be achieved.

The output will be in reverse order

myString = "PythonProgramming"

print (myString)

#Output will be PythonProgramming 

print (myString[::-1])

# Output will be gnimmargorPnohtyP 

3. How To Create A Single String from a List

If you have a list of words and you want to join them to form one sentence you can do that easily by using the code below

myList = [โ€Python", โ€Programming", "Is", โ€Funโ€]

print (myList)

#Output will be ['Python', 'Programming', 'Is', 'Fun']

print (โ€โ€.join(myList))

#Output will be PythonProgrammingIsFun

4. How To Print the File Path of Imported Module

If you ever worked with a module and you want to know it's path so that you can see it's structure, you can do that easily by running this code

import os

print (os)

#Output will be the path of your os module 

5. How To Find The Most Frequent Value in a List

If you have a list if numbers and you want to find which number appears in the list most frequent, you can do that easily by using this code

numbers = [2, 5, 6, 3, 2, 7, 5, 2, 8, 2, 3]

print (max(set(numbers), key = numbers.count))

#Output will be 2

That's all I had for this article, if you have other tips and tricks feel free to leave them in the comments section and I'll be glad to check them out...

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