Python – Split list into smaller lists (split in half)


I am looking for a way to easily split a python list in half.

So that if I have an array:

A = [0,1,2,3,4,5]

I would be able to get:

B = [0,1,2]

C = [3,4,5]

Best Solution

A = [1,2,3,4,5,6]
B = A[:len(A)//2]
C = A[len(A)//2:]

If you want a function:

def split_list(a_list):
    half = len(a_list)//2
    return a_list[:half], a_list[half:]

A = [1,2,3,4,5,6]
B, C = split_list(A)