# to_list#

ivy.to_list(x, /)[source]#

Create a (possibly nested) list from input array.

Parameters:

x (`Union`[`Array`, `NativeArray`]) – Input array.

Return type:

`List`

Returns:

ret – A list representation of the input array `x`.

Examples

With `ivy.Array` input:

```>>> x = ivy.array([-1, 0, 1])
>>> y = ivy.to_list(x)
>>> print(y)
[-1, 0, 1]
```
```>>> x = ivy.array([[ 1.1,  2.2,  3.3],
...                [-4.4, -5.5, -6.6]])
>>> y = ivy.to_list(x)
>>> print(y)
[[1.100000023841858,2.200000047683716,3.299999952316284],
[-4.400000095367432,-5.5,-6.599999904632568]]
```
```>>> x = ivy.array([[[-1,  0,  1],
...                 [ 1,  0, -1]],
...                [[ 1, -1,  0],
...                 [ 1,  0, -1]]])
>>> y = ivy.to_list(x)
>>> print(y)
[[[-1, 0, 1], [1, 0, -1]], [[1, -1, 0], [1, 0, -1]]]
```

With a mix of `ivy.Container` and `ivy.Array` input:

```>>> x = ivy.Container(a=ivy.array([-1, 0, 1]))
>>> y = ivy.to_list(x)
>>> print(y)
{
a: [-1, 0, 1]
}
```
```>>> x = ivy.Container(a=ivy.array([[-1, 0, 1],
...                                [-1, 0, 1],
...                                [1, 0, -1]]))
>>> y = ivy.to_list(x)
>>> print(y)
{
a: [[-1, 0, 1], [-1, 0, 1], [1,0,-1]]
}
```
```>>> x = ivy.Container(a=ivy.array([[[-1, 0, 1],[1, 0, -1]],
...                                [[1, -1, 0],[1, 0, -1]]]))
>>> y = ivy.to_list(x)
>>> print(y)
{
a: [[[-1, 0, 1], [1, 0, -1]], [[1, -1, 0], [1, 0, -1]]]
}
```
Array.to_list(self, /)[source]#

ivy.Array instance method variant of ivy.to_list. This method simply wraps the function, and so the docstring for ivy.to_list also applies to this method with minimal changes.

Parameters:

self (`Array`) – input array.

Return type:

`List`

Returns:

ret – A list representation of the input array `x`.

Examples

With `ivy.Array` instance method:

```>>> x = ivy.array([0, 1, 2])
>>> y = x.to_list()
>>> print(y)
[0, 1, 2]
```
Container.to_list(self, /, *, key_chains=None, to_apply=True, prune_unapplied=False, map_sequences=False)[source]#

ivy.Container instance method variant of ivy.to_list. This method simply wraps the function, and so the docstring for ivy.to_list also applies to this method with minimal changes.

Parameters:
• self (`Container`) – input container.

• key_chains (`Optional`[`Union`[`List`[`str`], `Dict`[`str`, `str`], `Container`]], default: `None`) – The key-chains to apply or not apply the method to. Default is `None`.

• to_apply (`Union`[`bool`, `Container`], default: `True`) – If True, the method will be applied to key_chains, otherwise key_chains will be skipped. Default is `True`.

• prune_unapplied (`Union`[`bool`, `Container`], default: `False`) – Whether to prune key_chains for which the function was not applied. Default is `False`.

• map_sequences (`Union`[`bool`, `Container`], default: `False`) – Whether to also map method to sequences (lists, tuples). Default is `False`.

Return type:

`Container`

Returns:

ret – A container with list representation of the leave arrays.

Examples

With one `ivy.Container` instances:

```>>> x = ivy.Container(a=ivy.array([0, 1, 2]))
>>> y = x.to_list()
>>> print(y)
{a:[0,1,2]}
```