Python – Test if all elements are unique in columns of a Matrix

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When it is required to test if all elements are unique in columns of a matrix, a simple iteration and a list comprehension along with the ‘set’ operator are used.

Below is a demonstration of the same −

Example

 Live Demo

my_list = [[11, 24, 84], [24, 55, 11], [7, 11, 9]]

print("The list is :")
print(my_list)

my_result = True

for index in range(len(my_list[0])):

   column = [ele[index] for ele in my_list]

   if len(list(set(column ))) != len(column ):
      my_result = False
      break

if(my_result == True):
   print("All columns are unique")
else:
   print(("All columns are not unique"))

Output

The list is :
[[11, 24, 84], [24, 55, 11], [7, 11, 9]]
All columns are unique

Explanation

  • A list of list with integers is defined and is displayed on the console.

  • A variable is assigned Boolean value ‘True’.

  • The list is iterated over, and list comprehension is used to find index of element.

  • If a specific condition is fulfilled, i.e if the length of unique elements in the list is not equal to the length of the elements, the Boolean value is initialized to ‘False’.

  • The control breaks out of the loop.

  • In the end, depending on the Boolean value, the relevant message is displayed on the console.

raja
Updated on 04-Sep-2021 10:47:00

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