Perform XOR on two lists in Python

In this tutorial, we get to know about XOR operation and perform it on two lists in the Python program. XOR stands for “exclusive or”.That is to say, the resulting bit evaluates to “1” if only exactly one of the bits is set.
This is its Truth Table:

         x | y | x ^ y  
        ---|---|------  
         0 | 0 | 0 
         0 | 1 | 1 
         1 | 0 | 1 
         1 | 1 | 0

This operation is performed between two corresponding bits of any number.

Example: 23 ^ 25 = 14
In Binary: 10111 ^ 11001 = 01110

     10111
   ^ 11001
    =======
     01110 = 14

Python program to perform XOR on two lists

Here two lists are containing integer elements to perform Bitwise XOR. Using the zip module to use simultaneous value each from the list. All elements are in Decimal and output is also in Decimal.
” ^ ” is using for ‘exclusive or’ in python.

SYNTAX:
>>> a ^ b

Implementation in python:

list1 = [3,4,5,6,7]   # values are in decimal
list2 = [10,4,2,9,23] # values are in decimal
result = list(a^b for a,b in zip(list1,list2))
print('XOR =',result)

OUTPUT:

XOR = [9, 0, 7, 15, 16]  # in decimal

To change the values from Binary to Decimal and vice versa

Binary to Decimal

>>> Binary = '1010'
>>> int(Binary,2)    # return decimal value
OUTPUT: 10

Decimal to Binary

>>> x = 10
>>> Bin(x)     # return binary value
OUTPUT: 0b1010   
# for removing '0b'  from starting
>>> x = 10
>>> "{0:b}".format(int(x))
OUTPUT: 1010

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