Map, Filter, and Lambda in Python-Complete Tutorial

map, filter and lambda in Python

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Part 17- Map, Filter, and Lambda in Python-Complete Tutorial

In this article of Python Tutorial, you will learn following-

  1. Map in Python.
  2. Filter in Python.
  3. Lambda in Python

Map in Python.

A map() function is a way to make a list, apply some kind of function on each data item within a list. And to change the item and create a new list without updating items within it.

Syntax of a map() function-


Here, a function performs some operation. And data is a list that we want to update.

Let’s understand with the help of an example-

Here, in the example, we have to jumble or shuffle the words.

from random import shuffle
def jumble(word):
   return ".join(anagram)

Here, in “from random import shuffle” shuffle is a by-default package.

In “print(list(map(jumble,words)))”, a list typecasts into a list. A jumble is a function. And words is data or list.

Filter in Python.

A Filter() method is an easy way to take a collection or list and filter some values based on function result and this gives a new filter collection.

Syntax of Filter() method-


Suppose there is a grade list, consist of different grades-


but inside this list, we don’t want to show less grade, so to remove less grade we need to filter the list.

For example from grades=[‘A’, ‘B’, ‘F’, ‘C’, ‘F’, ‘A’] we want to remove ‘F’ grade, so for this task, we need to create a function which removes ‘F’.

def remove_fails(grade):
    return grades!= 'F'


Here, in “print(list(filter(remove_fails, grades)))” a list typecasts into the list. “remove_fails” is a function which removes ‘F’ and grades is a list in which we wanna apply filter.

Lambda in Python

A lambda in python is an anonymous function, which means it doesn’t require any names. It is used when there is a need of function which is used only once, so at that time, you can use lambda. A Lambda is used once.

Syntax of Lambda function-

lambda arguments : statements

A lambda function can take more than one number of arguments.

Suppose, you want to square numbers in a list, then you can use a lambda function for this task.

Let’s understand with the help of an example-

print(list(map(lambda n:n*n,nums)))


Here, a lambda function is used, which performs a square operation.

That’s all for the Map, Filter, and Lambda in Python. I hope now you have a better understanding of the Map, Filter, and Lambda in Python.

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Map, Filter, and Lambda in Python

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