# [ACCEPTED]-How to use itertools to compute all combinations with repeating elements?-itertools

Accepted answer
Score: 12

It sounds like you want `itertools.product`:

``````>>> from itertools import product
>>> for item in product(['a', 'b', 'c'], repeat=3):
...     print item
...
('a', 'a', 'a')
('a', 'a', 'b')
('a', 'a', 'c')
('a', 'b', 'a')
('a', 'b', 'b')
('a', 'b', 'c')
('a', 'c', 'a')
('a', 'c', 'b')
('a', 'c', 'c')
('b', 'a', 'a')
('b', 'a', 'b')
('b', 'a', 'c')
('b', 'b', 'a')
('b', 'b', 'b')
('b', 'b', 'c')
('b', 'c', 'a')
('b', 'c', 'b')
('b', 'c', 'c')
('c', 'a', 'a')
('c', 'a', 'b')
('c', 'a', 'c')
('c', 'b', 'a')
('c', 'b', 'b')
('c', 'b', 'c')
('c', 'c', 'a')
('c', 'c', 'b')
('c', 'c', 'c')
>>>
``````

0

Score: 2

For such small sequences you could use no 1 `itertools` at all:

``````abc = ("a", "b", "c")

print [(x, y, z) for x in abc for y in abc for z in abc]
# output:
[('a', 'a', 'a'),
('a', 'a', 'b'),
('a', 'a', 'c'),
('a', 'b', 'a'),
('a', 'b', 'b'),
('a', 'b', 'c'),
('a', 'c', 'a'),
('a', 'c', 'b'),
('a', 'c', 'c'),
('b', 'a', 'a'),
('b', 'a', 'b'),
('b', 'a', 'c'),
('b', 'b', 'a'),
('b', 'b', 'b'),
('b', 'b', 'c'),
('b', 'c', 'a'),
('b', 'c', 'b'),
('b', 'c', 'c'),
('c', 'a', 'a'),
('c', 'a', 'b'),
('c', 'a', 'c'),
('c', 'b', 'a'),
('c', 'b', 'b'),
('c', 'b', 'c'),
('c', 'c', 'a'),
('c', 'c', 'b'),
('c', 'c', 'c')]
``````

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