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# Python: Remove consecutive duplicates of a given list

## Python List: Exercise - 73 with Solution

Write a Python program to remove consecutive (following each other continuously) duplicates (elements) from a given list.

Sample Solution:

Python Code:

``````# Import the 'groupby' function from the 'itertools' module
from itertools import groupby

# Define a function 'compress' that takes a list of numbers 'l_nums' as input
def compress(l_nums):
# Use 'groupby' to group consecutive duplicates and return the unique keys
return [key for key, group in groupby(l_nums)]

# Define a list 'n_list' with consecutive duplicate elements
n_list = [0, 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 4, 5, 6, 6, 6, 7, 8, 9, 4, 4]

# Print a message indicating the purpose of the following output
print("Original list:")

# Print the original list 'n_list'
print(n_list)

# Print a message indicating the purpose of the following output
print("\nAfter removing consecutive duplicates:")

# Call the 'compress' function with 'n_list' as an argument and print the result with consecutive duplicates removed
print(compress(n_list))
```
```

Sample Output:

```Original list:
[0, 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 4, 5, 6, 6, 6, 7, 8, 9, 4, 4]

After removing consecutive duplicates:
[0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 4]
```

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