Fix Python – Python: Finding differences between elements of a list

Question

Asked By – psihodelia

Given a list of numbers, how does one find differences between every (i)-th elements and its (i+1)-th?

Is it better to use a lambda expression or maybe a list comprehension?

For example:

Given a list t=[1,3,6,...], the goal is to find a list v=[2,3,...] because 3-1=2, 6-3=3, etc.

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Answer

>>> t
[1, 3, 6]
>>> [j-i for i, j in zip(t[:-1], t[1:])]  # or use itertools.izip in py2k
[2, 3]

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