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# Python: Create a shallow copy of a given list

## Python module: Exercise-1 with Solution

Write a Python program to create a shallow copy of a given list. Use copy.copy

Sample Solution:

Python Code:

``````import copy
nums_x = [1, [2, 3, 4]]
print("Original list: ", nums_x)
nums_y = copy.copy(nums_x)
print("\nCopy of the said list:")
print(nums_y)
print("\nChange the value of an element of the original list:")
nums_x[1][1] = 10
print(nums_x)
print("\nSecond list:")
print(nums_y)
nums =  [[1], [2]]
nums_copy = copy.copy(nums)
print("\nOriginal list:")
print(nums)
print("\nCopy of the said list:")
print(nums_copy)
print("\nChange the value of an element of the original list:")
nums[0][0] = 0
print("\nFirst list:")
print(nums)
print("\nSecond list:")
print(nums_copy)
```
```

Sample Output:

```Original list:  [1, [2, 3, 4]]

Copy of the said list:
[1, [2, 3, 4]]

Change the value of an element of the original list:
[1, [2, 10, 4]]

Second list:
[1, [2, 10, 4]]

Original list:
[[1], [2]]

Copy of the said list:
[[1], [2]]

Change the value of an element of the original list:

First list:
[[0], [2]]

Second list:
[[0], [2]]
```

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## Python: Tips of the Day

Inverts a dictionary with non-unique hashable values:

Example:

```def tips_collect_dictionary(obj):
inv_obj = {}
for key, value in obj.items():
inv_obj.setdefault(value, list()).append(key)
return inv_obj
ages = {
"Owen": 25,
"Jhon": 25,
"Pepe": 15,
}
print(tips_collect_dictionary(ages))
```

Output:

```{25: ['Owen', 'Jhon'], 15: ['Pepe']}
```

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