Converting list to *args when calling function [duplicate]

You can use the * operator before an iterable to expand it within the function call. For example:

timeseries_list = [timeseries1 timeseries2 ...]
r = scikits.timeseries.lib.reportlib.Report(*timeseries_list)

(notice the * before timeseries_list)

From the python documentation:

If the syntax *expression appears in the function call, expression
must evaluate to an iterable. Elements from this iterable are treated
as if they were additional positional arguments; if there are
positional arguments x1, …, xN, and expression evaluates to a
sequence y1, …, yM, this is equivalent to a call with M+N positional
arguments x1, …, xN, y1, …, yM.

This is also covered in the python tutorial, in a section titled Unpacking argument lists, where it also shows how to do a similar thing with dictionaries for keyword arguments with the ** operator.

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