In this tutorial, we will look at how to extend a deque to the right in Python with the help of some examples.
deque in Python
collections module in Python comes with a
deque class that you can use to implement a stack or queue data structure in Python. Deques support thread-safe, memory efficient appends and pops from either side of the deque with approximately the same O(1) performance in either direction.
In simple terms, you can think of a
deque in Python as a list-like data structure but with efficient insertion and removal of items from either end (left and right). This makes them very useful when implementing a stack or queue functionality in Python.
How to append multiple elements to a deque in Python?
deque class comes with a number of built-in functions to help perform common operations (like adding and removing elements).
You can extend a deque if you want to append multiple elements at once to the end (the right side) of a deque. To extend a deque in Python to the right (append multiple elements at once), use the deque
The following is the syntax –
# add elements from iterable to the right of deque queue.extend(iterable)
It appends the elements from the iterable to the right of the deque.
Example – Append multiple elements to a deque
A common use-case for the deque
extend() function is when you have to append multiple elements at once to a deque.
First, let’s create a deque with some elements.
from collections import deque # create a deque queue = deque([1, 2, 3]) # print the deque print(queue)
deque([1, 2, 3])
Here, we imported the
deque class from the
collections module and created a deque object,
queue with three elements – 1, 2, and 3.
Now, let’s add some elements to this deque object on its right side (the end of the deque).
# add elements 4 and 5 to the right side of the deque queue.extend([4, 5]) # print the deque print(queue)
deque([1, 2, 3, 4, 5])
Here, we used the
extend() function to add the elements 4 and 5 to the end of the deque
queue. We passed the elements we wanted to append inside a list (an iterable) to the
Note that, if you would’ve used the
append() function to perform the same operation, you would’ve had to call
append() for adding each individual item separately.
The order in which the elements are present in the iterable is important as the same order will be used to add the elements to the deque.
extendleft() and the
extend() functions are used to add multiple elements at once to a deque in Python. In both functions, we pass the iterable containing the elements to be added.
The main difference between them is that the
extend() function is used to add the elements to the end (the right side) of the deque whereas the
extendleft() function is used to add the elements to the start (the left side) of the deque.
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