This tutorial will show you how to accept a sequence of *numbers* in python. For example, if you want to read a sequence of numbers to find out the *average, maximum* or *minimum* value.

In this post, we will write one *python program* that will take a sequence of numbers from the user and find out the average.

## How to get a list of numbers as input in python :

There is no *straight-forward* way to accept a sequence of numbers from the user. Instead, we can use one *loop* or we can accept all numbers in one go as *comma* *separated* values.

In case of a *loop*, we will ask the user to enter a number repeatedly and in case of *comma separated values,* we can read and split the values.

## Method 1: By using a loop :

With this method, we will take the total *count* of numbers first and read them one by one using a *loop* as like below :

```
num_list = []
total = int(input("Enter total count of numbers :"))
for i in range(0, total):
num_list.append(int(input("Enter number for index "+str(i)+" : ")))
print("Average : ", sum(num_list)/len(num_list))
```

Sample output :

```
Enter total count of numbers :3
Enter number for index 0 : 1
Enter number for index 1 : 2
Enter number for index 2 : 3
Average : 2.0
Enter total count of numbers :4
Enter number for index 0 : 1
Enter number for index 1 : 3
Enter number for index 2 : 5
Enter number for index 3 : 9
Average : 4.5
```

## Method 2: Reading all numbers in one go:

Another way to solve it is by taking the numbers as *comma separated* values. If we read them as *comma separated* values, we can *split* them and read them easily :

```
num_list = list(int(num) for num in input(
"Enter the numbers separated by comma :").strip().split(','))
print(sum(num_list)/len(num_list))
```

What we are doing here :

- Reading all numbers separated by comma
- Removing the extra spaces using
*stripe()* - splitting the values using
*split* - Using a
*for loop*, it is converting all values to integer and creates a*list*

Sample output :

```
Enter the numbers separated by comma :1,2,3,4,5,6
3.5
```