Python – Test for Word construction from character list

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When it is required to test for word construction from character list, the ‘all’ operator and the ‘count’ method is used.

Below is a demonstration of the same −


 Live Demo

my_list = ['p', 'p', 'y', 't', 'h', 'p', 'p', 'y', 'n', 'y', 'y', 't']

print("The list is :")

key = 'pyt'
print("The key is :")

my_result = all(key.count(chr) <= my_list.count(chr) for chr in key)

print("The result is :")

if(my_result == True):
   print("Word can be constructed. ")
   print("Word can’t be constructed. ")


The list is :
['p', 'p', 'y', 't', 'h', 'p', 'p', 'y', 'n', 'y', 'y', 't']
The result is :
Word can be constructed.


  • A list is defined and is displayed on the console.

  • The value for a key is defined and displayed on the console.

  • List iteration is used to access all the characters in the list.

  • It is then compared with the key to check if the key can be constructed.

  • The ‘all’ operator is used to ensure that all elements are considered.

  • This is assigned to a variable.

  • It is displayed as output on the console.

Updated on 04-Sep-2021 11:18:00