Nth element. Suppose you have a list with several elements, and you want to take every other element from the list. This logic filters on the index, and returns the required elements.
Python code that uses lambda expressions and methods like filter() or map() can be effective. But often it is clearer to just use a for-loop.
Required output. Consider a list with 4 values: the one-character strings from "abcd." By taking every second element (argument 2) we should get "a" and "c."
Input: a, b, c, d
Nth 2: a, c
Example code. To begin, we introduce a method called every_nth_element. This receives a list, and the "Nth" value "n." So if we pass 2, we get every second element.
Info The method loops over each element in the list with enumerate(), which returns both indexes and values.
And If the index of the element is evenly divisible by the "n" argument, we add it to the list. The list is returned at the end.
results = 
# Loop over elements and indexes.for i, value in enumerate(items):
# If evenly divisible, accept the element.if i % n == 0:
# Input values.
values = ["a", "b", "c", "d", "e", "f", "g", "h", "i"]
# Get every other element.
x1 = every_nth_element(values, 2)
# Get every third element.
x2 = every_nth_element(values, 3)
print(x2)['a', 'c', 'e', 'g', 'i']
['a', 'd', 'g']
A review. This code is the same logic as the Nth-child selector from CSS. We get alternating elements with Nth-child. The "every_nth_element" def here has the same utility.