Python List pop()

This tutorial shows you everything you need to know to help you master the essential pop() method of the most fundamental container data type in the Python programming language.

Definition and Usage:

The list.pop() method removes and returns the last element from an existing list. The list.pop(index) method with the optional argument index removes and returns the element at the position index.

Here’s a short example:

>>> lst = [1, 2, 3]
>>> lst.pop()
>>> lst
[1, 2]

In the first line of the example, you create the list lst. You then remove and return the final element 3 from the list. The result is the list

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