FAQ: Creating and Modifying a List in Python - What is a list?

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yea, you could call it an array. But it really depends on the language, in java you have List, array and array list. In php you have arrays, but the arrays can also be associative arrays (kind of like dictionaries in python)

No, they are not linked lists. They are ordered sequences with indices ranging from 0 to length minus 1, or negative length to negative 1.

Data structures in Python, Series 1: Linked Lists

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