Get unique values from a list in python [duplicate]

First declare your list properly, separated by commas. You can get the unique values by converting the list to a set.

mylist = ['nowplaying', 'PBS', 'PBS', 'nowplaying', 'job', 'debate', 'thenandnow']
myset = set(mylist)

If you use it further as a list, you should convert it back to a list by doing:

mynewlist = list(myset)

Another possibility, probably faster would be to use a set from the beginning, instead of a list. Then your code should be:

output = set()
for x in trends:

As it has been pointed out, sets do not maintain the original order. If you need that, you should look for an ordered set implementation (see this question for more).

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