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Python next() Function

Python next() function is used to fetch next item from the collection. It takes two arguments an iterator and a default value and returns an element.

This method calls on iterator and throws an error if no item is present. To avoid the error, we can set a default value.

The signature of the function is given below.

Signature

Parameters

iterator: It is an iterator object.

default: This value returns if the element is not present.

Return

It returns an item from the collection.

Let's see some examples of next() function to understand it's functionality.

Python next() Function Example 1

Here, we are getting items using next() function. It does not require any loop or indices.

Output:

256
32
82

Python next() Function Example 2

This function throws an error when reaches the end of the collection. See the example below.

Output:

Traceback (most recent call last): 
  File "source_file.py", line 14, in 
    item = next(number)
StopIteration 
256
32
82

Python next() Function Example 3

Output:

256
javatpoint
82
No item is present

Python next() Function Example 4

Here, we are setting a default value. Now, it does not throw any error instead it returns the default value.

Output:

256
javatpoint
82
No item is left

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