Python Program to Remove Duplicate Element From a List

To understand this example, you should have the knowledge of the following Python programming topics:

Example 1: Using set()

list_1 = [1, 2, 1, 4, 6]



[1, 2, 4, 6]

In the above example, we first convert the list into a set, then we again convert it into a list. Set cannot have a duplicate item in it, so set() keeps only an instance of the item.

Example 2: Remove the items that are duplicated in two lists

list_1 = [1, 2, 1, 4, 6]
list_2 = [7, 8, 2, 1]

print(list(set(list_1) ^ set(list_2)))


[4, 6, 7, 8]

In the above example, the items that are present in both lists are removed.

  • Firstly, both lists are converted to two sets to remove the duplicate items from each list.
  • Then, ^ gets the symmetric difference of two lists (excludes the overlapping elements of two sets).

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