# Dividing a list into more, smaller, lists [closed]

If I have the list {3,5,4,2}, is there a way to divide this list into smaller lists of the form {3},{5},{4},{2}?

• Transpose[{lst}] == Thread[List[lst]] == List /@ lst == {{3}, {5}, {4}, {2}} – user1066 Jun 26 '16 at 17:09
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• @TomD Or indeed Partition[lst, 1] – Feyre Jun 26 '16 at 17:29
• @ Feyre. Partition[lst, 1] is good to know. Just for fun: Tuples[lst, {1}] == Flatten[{lst}, {{2}}] == MapThread[List, {lst}] ==Subsets[lst, {1}] == {{3}, {5}, {4}, {2}} – user1066 Jun 26 '16 at 20:09
• @TomD Actually, you did know about Partition[lst,1]. See here – user1066 Jul 10 '16 at 8:37

## Example

Code

List /@ {3,5,4,2}


Output

{{3}, {5}, {4}, {2}}

Reference

Map

• 'List/@{3,5,4,2}' is shorter.(+1) – kglr Jun 26 '16 at 19:39
• @kglr ;D you are right! – e.doroskevic Jun 26 '16 at 19:50

Since your Data are already a List you can use Part to access Values:

{3, 5, 4, 2}[[1]]


3

myList = {3, 5, 4, 2};

myList[[1]]*myList[[3]]


12

Nota Bene, everything in the comments seem right, however, you can also work with Subsets:

lst = {3, 5, 4, 2};

s1 = Subsets[lst, {1}]


{{3}, {5}, {4}, {2}}

m = s1[[1]]


{3}

n = s1[[3]]


{4}

m*n


{12}