# Length

Length[expr]

gives the number of elements in expr.

# Examples

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## Basic Examples(2)

Find the length of a list:

Find the length of an Association:

## Scope(2)

Length[expr] gives the number of elements in the top level of expr:

## Generalizations & Extensions(5)

The length of a symbol is 0:

The length of a string is 0:

StringLength gives the number of characters:

Explicit numbers have length 0:

Length works on SparseArray objects:

Length works on structured arrays, like SymmetrizedArray objects:

## Applications(5)

Find the number of rows in a matrix:

Find the length of each sublist:

Find the number of terms in a polynomial:

Find the number of digits in 1000!:

Get the number of points used to plot a curve:

## Properties & Relations(2)

Length gives the maximum index that can be used:

For expressions with length greater than 0, Length[expr] equals First[Dimensions[expr]]:

## Possible Issues(5)

Length operates on the FullForm of expressions, not their displayed form:

Rational and complex numbers are atoms, so they have length 0:

Numeric expressions are treated like other expressions, not like explicit numbers:

Length counts only "arguments", not parts of heads:

For nonatomic e, Length[e] is equivalent to First[Dimensions[e]]:

Wolfram Research (1988), Length, Wolfram Language function, https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/Length.html (updated 2014).

#### Text

Wolfram Research (1988), Length, Wolfram Language function, https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/Length.html (updated 2014).

#### BibTeX

@misc{reference.wolfram_2020_length, author="Wolfram Research", title="{Length}", year="2014", howpublished="\url{https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/Length.html}", note=[Accessed: 10-May-2021 ]}

#### BibLaTeX

@online{reference.wolfram_2020_length, organization={Wolfram Research}, title={Length}, year={2014}, url={https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/Length.html}, note=[Accessed: 10-May-2021 ]}

#### CMS

Wolfram Language. 1988. "Length." Wolfram Language & System Documentation Center. Wolfram Research. Last Modified 2014. https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/Length.html.

#### APA

Wolfram Language. (1988). Length. Wolfram Language & System Documentation Center. Retrieved from https://reference.wolfram.com/language/ref/Length.html