Python enumerate() function


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The enumerate()  function takes an iterable and returns an enumerate object (an iterator) that produces a tuple of the form (index, value), where index refers to the offset of the item and item refers to the corresponding item from the iterable.

The syntax of enumerate() function is as follows:

Syntax:

ParameterDescription
iterable(required) Any iterable object like string, list, dictionary, etc.
start(optional) Initial value of the index. It defaults to 0.

Here is an example:

The following listing shows how enumerate() works with a list, dictionary and tuple:

Setting the initial value of the index

To set the initial value of the index, we use the start keyword argument.

 


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