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# Python: Convert a given list of strings into list of lists using map function

## Python map: Exercise-16 with Solution

Write a Python program to convert a given list of strings into a list of lists using the map function.

Sample Solution:

Python Code:

``````def strings_to_listOflists(str):
result = map(list, str)
return list(result)

colors = ["Red", "Green", "Black", "Orange"]
print('Original list of strings:')
print(colors)
print("\nConvert the said list of strings into list of lists:")
print(strings_to_listOflists(colors))
``````

Sample Output:

```Original list of strings:
['Red', 'Green', 'Black', 'Orange']

Convert the said list of strings into list of lists:
[['R', 'e', 'd'], ['G', 'r', 'e', 'e', 'n'], ['B', 'l', 'a', 'c', 'k'], ['O', 'r', 'a', 'n', 'g', 'e']]
```

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## Python: Tips of the Day

Kwargs:

**kwargs and *args are function arguments that can be very useful.

They are quite underused and often under-understood as well.

Let's try to explain what kwargs are and how to use them.

• While *args are used to pass arguments at an unknown amount to functions, **kwargs are used to do the same but with named arguments.
• So, if *args is a list being passed as an argument, you can think of **kwargs as a dictionary that's being passed as an argument to a function.
• You can use arguments as you wish as long as you follow the correct order which is: arg1, arg2, *args, **kwargs. It's okay to use only one of those but you can't mix the order, for instance, you can't have: function(**kwargs, arg1), that'd be a major faux pas in Python.
• Another example: You can do function(*args,**kwargs) since it follows the correct order.
• Here is an example. Let's say satelites are given with their names and weight in tons in dictionary format. Code prints their weight as kilograms along with their names.
```def payloads(**kwargs):
for key, value in kwargs.items():
print( key+" |||", float(value)*100)
payloads(NavSat1 = '2.5', BaysatG2 = '4')
```

Output:

```NavSat1 ||| 250.0
BaysatG2 ||| 400.0```

Since the function above would work for any number of dictionary keys, **kwargs makes perfect sense rather than passing arguments with a fixed amount.

```def payloads(**kwargs):
for key, value in kwargs.items():
print( key+" |||", float(value)*100)

sats={"Tx211":"3", "V1":"0.50"}
```Tx211 ||| 300.0