# Create a List of numbers from 1 to N in Python

In this article, we will discuss how to create a Python List of numbers from 1 to N.

## Introduction

Suppose value of N is 15, then the list should contain numbers from 1 to 15. Like this,

```[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 ,7, 8, 19, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15]
```

There are different ways to create a list containing numbers from 1 to N. Let’s dicuss them one by one,

## Method 1: Using range() function

The range() function in Python, accepts three arguments i.e. start, stop and step. It returns a sequence of integers from start (inclusive) to stop (exclusive) by given step.

To create a list of numbers from 1 to N, we will pass start as 1, and stop as N + 1. Default value of step size is 1. Therefore, it will return a sequence of numbers from 1 to N. Then we can cast that sequence to a list.

Let’s see some examples,

### Example 1: With step size 1

In this example, we will create a sequence of numbers from 1 to 15.

```N = 15

# Get a list of numbers from 1 to N (including N)
numbers = list(range(1, N + 1))

print(numbers)

# Print the type of numbers object
print(type(numbers))
```

Output:

```[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15]
```

We created a List of numbers from 1 to N, where N is 15.

### Example 2: With step size 2

In this example, we will create a sequence of numbers from 1 to 15, with step size 2. It will keep every alternate number from 1 to 15.

```N = 15

# Get a list of every alternate numbers from 1 to N (including N)
numbers = list(range(1, N + 1, 2))

print(numbers)
```

Output:

```[1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15]
```

We creates a list of numbers from 1 to 15, but with step size 2. It means, list contains every alternate number from 1 to 15.

## Method 2: Using numpy.arange() function

The arange() function of NumPy module, accepts three arguments i.e. start, stop and step. It returns a numpy array of integers from start (inclusive) to stop (exclusive) by the given step size.

To create a list of numbers from 1 to N, we will pass start as 1, and stop as N + 1. Default value of step size is 1. Therefore, it will return an array of numbers from 1 to N. Then we can call the tolist() function of array, to convert it to a list of numbers.

### Example 1: With step size 1

In this example, we will create a sequence of numbers from 1 to 15.

```import numpy as np

N = 15

# Get a list of numbers from 1 to N (including N)
numbers = np.arange(1, N+1).tolist()

print(numbers)
```

Output:

```[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15]
```

We created a List of numbers from 1 to N, where N is 15.

### Example 2: With step size 2

In this example, we will create a sequence of numbers from 1 to 15, with step size 2. It will keep every alternate number from 1 to 15.

```import numpy as np

N = 15

# Get a list of every alternate numbers from 1 to N (including N)
numbers = np.arange(1, N+1, 2).tolist()

print(numbers)
```

Output:

```[1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15]
```

We creates a list of numbers from 1 to 15, but with step size 2. It means, list contains every alternate number from 1 to 15.

## Method 3: Using while loop

Create an empty list. Then use the while loop to iterate from 1 till N, and for each ith number in loop, append number i to the list. This way our list will have numbers from 1 till N.

Let’s see an example, in which we will create a sequence of numbers from 1 to 15.

```# Create an empty list
numbers = []

N = 15

i = 1
# Iterate from 1 till N
while i <= N:
numbers.append(i)
i = i + 1

print(numbers)
```

Output:

```[1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15]
```

We creates a list of numbers from 1 to 15.

## Method 4: Using List Comprehension

To create a list of numbers from 1 to N. Pass the 1, and N+1 to the range() function. It will give a sequence of numbers from 1 to N. Then create a list from them, using List Comprehension. Let’s see an example,

```N = 15

# Create a list of numbers from 1 to N
numbers = [i for i in range(1, N+1)]

print(numbers)
```

Output:

```[1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15]
```

We creates a list of numbers from 1 to 15.

## Summary

We learned about four different ways to create a list of numbers from 1 till N. Thanks.

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