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Method 1:

For Example- 

 l2 = [j for i in l1  for j in 3*[i]]

This outputs:

 ['one', 'one', 'one', 'two', 'two', 'two', 'three', 'three', 'three']

This is identical to:

l2 = []
for i in l1:
    for j in 3*[i]:

Remember that 3*[i] makes a list with 3 repeated elements (such as ['one', one', 'one'])

Or You can follw this way

Method 2:

You can apply itertools to transform a list of list into a list (in a quick way) :

from itertools import chain
l1 = ['one','two','third']
l2 = list(chain.from_iterable([[e]*3 for e in l1]))
# l2 = ['one','one','one','two','two','two','three','three','three']

Hence, you can identify a function that repeat elements like this :

def repeat_elements(l, n)
    return list(chain.from_iterable([[e]*n for e in l]))

Method 3:

In case you want to apply pure list comprehension follow below way

 [myList[i//n] for i in range(n*len(myList))]


In case main list has k elements, repetition factor is n => total number of items in ultimate list: n*k

For mapping range n*k to k elements, Divide by n. Note that integer divison.

Method 4:

You can attempt to apply map with sum

print(list(sum(map(lambda x: [x] * 3, l1), [])))

This Gives:

['one', 'one', 'one', 'two', 'two', 'two', 'three', 'three', 'three']

Method 5:

In case you intend to use an itertools :

from itertools import repeat, chain

list(chain.from_iterable(repeat(i, 3) for i in l1))
# ['one', 'one', 'one', 'two', 'two', 'two', 'three', 'three', 'three']
posted Jun 29 in python 12,840 points