How to Remove Punctuation from a List of Strings in Python?

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You can remove punctuation from a list of strings in Python using the string module and the translate() method within a loop. Here’s an example:

import string

punctuation = string.punctuation # Get all punctuation characters

my_list = ['Hello, world!', 'How are you today?', 'I am doing well.']

for i in range(len(my_list)):
    translator = str.maketrans('', '', punctuation)
    my_list[i] = my_list[i].translate(translator)

print(my_list) # Output: ['Hello world', 'How are you today', 'I am doing well']

In this example, we have a list of strings (my_list) that contains punctuation and special characters. We want to remove all of these characters from each string in the list. We achieve this by importing the string module, which contains a string of all punctuation characters. We then iterate through each string in the list using a loop and create a translation table using the maketrans() method and the punctuation string. We pass the translation table to the translate() method of each string in the list, which removes all characters in the table from each string. The resulting list (my_list) contains the original strings without any punctuation or special characters.

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