# Python Program to Find the Length of the Linked List without using Recursion

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When it is required to find the length of a linked list without using recursion, a method to add elements to the linked list, and a method to calculate the length of the linked list is defined.

Below is a demonstration for the same −

## Example

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class Node:
def __init__(self, data):
self.data = data
self.next = None

def __init__(self):
self.last_node = None

if self.last_node is None:
else:
self.last_node.next = Node(my_data)
self.last_node = self.last_node.next

def calculate_length(self):
length_val = 0
while curr:
length_val = length_val + 1
curr = curr.next
return length_val

my_data = input('Enter elements of the linked list ').split()
for elem in my_data:
print('The length of the linked list is ' + str(my_instance.calculate_length()))

## Output

Enter elements of the linked list 34 12 56 86 32 99 0 6
The length of the linked list is 8

## Explanation

• The ‘Node’ class is created.

• Another ‘my_linked_list’ class with required attributes is created.

• It has an ‘init’ function that is used to initialize the first element, i.e the ‘head’ to ‘None’ and last node to ‘None’.

• Another method named ‘add_value’ is defined, that is used to add data to the linked list.

• Another method named ‘calculate_length’ is defined that is used to find the length of the linked list.

• An object of the ‘my_linked_list’ class is created.

• The user input is taken to get the elements in the linked list.

• The methods are called on it to add data.

• The calculate_length method is called, to find the length of the list.

• This output is displayed on the console.

Published on 14-Apr-2021 13:07:15