As we start exploring lists further in the next exercises, we will encounter the concept of a method.
In Python, for any specific data-type ( strings, booleans, lists, etc. ) there is built-in functionality that we can use to create, manipulate, and even delete our data. We call this built-in functionality a method.
For lists, methods will follow the form of
list_name.method(). Some methods will require an input value that will go between the parenthesis of the method
An example of a popular list method is
.append(), which allows us to add an element to the end of a list.
append_example = [ 'This', 'is', 'an', 'example'] append_example.append('list') print(append_example)
['This', 'is', 'an', 'example', 'list']
We will be exploring
.append() and many other methods in the upcoming exercises but for now take a second to examine and play around with the code for two common list methods.