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Publication date: 11/10/2021


Lists are containers to store items, such as the following:



character strings

expressions (for example, assignments or function calls)


nested lists

Create a list in one of the following ways:

use the List function

use { } curly braces


Use the List() function or curly braces to create a list that includes numbers and variables:

x = List(1, 2, b);
x = {1, 2, b};

A list can contain text strings, nested lists, and function calls:

{"Red", "Green", "Blue", {1, "true"}, sqrt( 2 )};

You can place a variable into a list and assign it a value at the same time:

x = {a = 1, b = 2};
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