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Python List clear()

In this tutorial, we will learn about the Python List clear() method with the help of examples.

The clear() method removes all items from the list.


prime_numbers = [2, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11]

# remove all elements

# Updated prime_numbers List print('List after clear():', prime_numbers)
# Output: List after clear(): []

Syntax of List clear()

The syntax of clear() method is:


clear() Parameters

The clear() method doesn't take any parameters.

Return Value from clear()

The clear() method only empties the given list. It doesn't return any value.

Example 1: Working of clear() method

# Defining a list
list = [{1, 2}, ('a'), ['1.1', '2.2']]

# clearing the list list.clear()
print('List:', list)


List: []

Note: If you are using Python 2 or Python 3.2 and below, you cannot use the clear() method. You can use the del operator instead.

Example 2: Emptying the List Using del

# Defining a list
list = [{1, 2}, ('a'), ['1.1', '2.2']]

# clearing the list del list[:]
print('List:', list)


List: []

Visit this page to learn how del operator works in Python.

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