How to find the index of an item in a list

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Given a list ["foo", "bar", "baz"] and an item in the list "bar", how do I get its index (1) in Python?
Dec 3, 2020 in Python by anonymous
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One thing that is really helpful in learning Python is to use the interactive help function:

>>> help(["foo", "bar", "baz"])
Help on list object:

class list(object)
 ...

 |
 |  index(...)
 |      L.index(value, [start, [stop]]) -> integer -- return first index of value
 |

which will often lead you to the method you are looking for.

answered Dec 3, 2020 by Gitika
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