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# Efficiently generating a list of numbers in Python

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We can efficiently generate a list of numbers in Python using the `range` built-in constructor.

# Examples

To generate a list of numbers from 0 to 5:

``` # Use range to generate list of numbers from 0 to 5nums = range(6)nums_list = list(nums)print(nums_list) [0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5] ```

By specifying the step argument `x`, we can generate a list of every `x`th number:

``` # Use range to generate list of every fifth number from 0 to 20nums = range(0, 21, 5)nums_list = list(nums)print(nums_list) [0, 5, 10, 15, 20] ```
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