Python Program to Get the Last Element of the List – 2024

Hey guys, in this blog we will see a Python Program to Get the Last Element of the List.

Using negative indexing

my_list = ['a', 'b', 'c', 'd', 'e', 'f']

# print the last element
print(my_list[-1])

Output

f
  • While indexing lists we use indices like 0,1,2,3,etc. but when we want to start indexing the list from the last, we use negative indices like -1, -2,-3,etc.
  • In the above case:

my_list[-1] = f
my_list[-2] = e
my_list[-3] = d
my_list[-4] = c
my_list[-5] = b

Using positive indexing

my_list = ['a', 'b', 'c', 'd', 'e', 'f']

# print the last element
print(my_list[len(my_list)-1])

Output

f
  • We can also use positive indices to access the last element using the above method.
  • We have simply calculated the length of the list, subtracted 1 from it, and accessed that element from the list.
  • The length of the list is 6, subtracting 1 from it will make it 5, so my_list[5] = f.

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Abhishek Sharma
Abhishek Sharma

Started my Data Science journey in my 2nd year of college and since then continuously into it because of the magical powers of ML and continuously doing projects in almost every domain of AI like ML, DL, CV, NLP.

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