# An Introduction to Linked Lists in Python

2 min readFeb 10, 2021

A linked list is a *data structure* used for storing a sequence of elements. It’s data with some structure (the sequence).

# Implementation of Linked List

`class `**LinkedList**():

def **__init__**(self):

self.head = None

def **append**(self, value):

if self.head is None:

self.head = Node(value)

else:

current_node = self.head

while current_node.next is not None:

current_node = current_node.next

current_node.next = Node(value)

def **show_elements**(self):

current = self.head

while current is not None:

print(current.data)

current = current.next

def **length**(self):

result = 0

current = self.head

while current is not None:

result += 1

current = current.next

return result

def **get_element**(self, position):

i = 0

current = self.head

while current is not None:

if i == position:

return current.data

current = current.next

i += 1

return None

How to reverse a Linked List?

`def `**reverse**(l):

if l.head is None:

return

current_node = l.head

prev_node = None

while current_node is not None:

*# Track the next node*

next_node = current_node.next

*# Modify the current node*

current_node.next = prev_node

*# Update prev and current*

prev_node = current_node

current_node = next_node

l.head = prev_node

# Real World Applications of Linked Lists

*Image viewer*— Previous and next images are linked, hence can be accessed by next and previous button.*Previous and next page in web browser*— We can access previous and next url searched in web browser by pressing back and next button since, they are linked as linked list.*Music Player*— Songs in music player are linked to previous and next song. you can play songs either from starting or ending of the list.