# How to split a list into multiple list using python

In this post, we will learn how to split a list into multiple lists of N chunks in Python.

A List is one of the in-built data types in Python. It is used to store multiple elements in a single variable.

`my_list = ['a','b','c']`

Now, to split a list into multiple sublists in Python, we have to :

- First, find the length of the list
- Divide the list by 2, to get the middle index
- Use the middle index to divide the list into chunks of equal items.

Let’s split a number list using the above steps.

## Split List into Multiple lists in Python

**Example:**

```
my_list = [1,2,3,4,5,6]
length = len(my_list)
mid_index = length // 2
first_chunk = my_list[:mid_index]
second_chunk = my_list[mid_index:]
print(first_chunk)
print(second_chunk)
```

The output is:

```
[1, 2, 3]
[4, 5, 6]
```

In the above example, we have used the `len()`

to get the length of the list.

Then to get the middle index we have divided the length by 2 like this `length // 2`

. We find the `mid_index`

as **3**.

Next, to get the first chunk, we used `my_list[:mid_index]`

. It means get the items from `my_list`

starting from **index 0** up to the **mid_index** (excluding the item in index 3).

Similarly to get the other half of the list we used `my_list[mid_index:]`

, which means get the items from index **3** (`mid_index`

) up to the last index.

We can also use the Python library **numpy** to split a list into n parts.

## Split a List into N parts using Numpy

To split a list into N parts of equal length, we can use the `numpy.array_split()`

function in numpy modules.

The `numpy`

is a Python library that helps us to work with arrays and have a collection of high-level mathematical functions.

Read more about it here: Numpy Documentation

So to divide a list into N parts of sublists we first import numpy and then use the `numpy.array_split()`

function.

**Syntax:**

`numpy.array_split(arr, section)`

**arr**– it’s the list to be split.

**section**: section we want the list to be divided.

**Example:**

```
import numpy as np
my_list = [1,2,3,4,5,6]
split_part = np.array_split(my_list, 2)
print(split_part)
```

The output is:

`[[1,2,3],[4,5,6]]`

It returns a list with sublists of the equally parted list items.

In the above example, we have split the given list into two parts using `np.array_split(my_list, 2)`

.

If you change the section argument to 3, it will split the list into three parts like this

```
split_part = np.array_split(my_list, 3)
print(split_part)
```

**Output:**

`[[1,2],[3,4],[5,6]]`

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