# Difference between revisions of "Cookbook/Lists"

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The list of all squares can also be written in a more comprehensive way, using list comprehensions: | The list of all squares can also be written in a more comprehensive way, using list comprehensions: |

## Revision as of 10:52, 23 April 2009

In Haskell, lists are what Arrays are in most other languages. Haskell has all of the general list manipulation functions, see also `Data.List`

.

```
head [1,2,3] --> 1
tail [1,2,3] --> [2,3]
length [1,2,3] --> 3
init [1,2,3] --> [1,2]
last [1,2,3] --> 3
```

Furthermore, Haskell supports some neat concepts.

# Infinite lists

```
Prelude> [1..]
```

The list of all squares:

```
square x = x*x
squares = map square [1..]
```

But in the end, you probably don't want to use infinite lists, but make them finite. You can do this with `take`

:

```
Prelude> take 10 squares
[1,4,9,16,25,36,49,64,81,100]
```

# List comprehensions

The list of all squares can also be written in a more comprehensive way, using list comprehensions:

```
squares = [x*x | x <- [1..]]
```

List comprehensions allow for constraints as well:

```
-- multiples of 3 or 5
mults = [ x | x <- [1..], mod x 3 == 0 || mod x 5 == 0 ]
```