In this snippet we take a list and break it up into n-size chunks. This is a very common practice when dealing with APIs that have a maximum request size.
Credit for this nifty function goes to Ned Batchelder who posted it on StackOverflow.
# Create a list of first names first_names = ['Steve', 'Jane', 'Sara', 'Mary','Jack','Bob', 'Bily', 'Boni', 'Chris','Sori', 'Will', 'Won','Li']
# Create a function called "chunks" with two arguments, l and n: def chunks(l, n): # For item i in a range that is a length of l, for i in range(0, len(l), n): # Create an index range for l of n items: yield l[i:i+n]
# Create a list that from the results of the function chunks: list(chunks(first_names, 5))
[['Steve', 'Jane', 'Sara', 'Mary', 'Jack'], ['Bob', 'Bily', 'Boni', 'Chris', 'Sori'], ['Will', 'Won', 'Li']]