# List manipulation function of LISP in AI

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LISP (List Processing) is a programming language that is particularly known for its powerful list manipulation capabilities. It provides a rich set of built-in functions for working with lists. Here are some commonly used list manipulation functions in LISP:

1. `car`: Returns the first element of a list.
``````(car '(1 2 3))    ; Returns 1
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1. `cdr`: Returns the sublist of a list, excluding the first element.
``````(cdr '(1 2 3))    ; Returns (2 3)
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1. `cons`: Constructs a new list by prepending an element to an existing list.
``````(cons 1 '(2 3))    ; Returns (1 2 3)
``````
1. `list`: Constructs a new list from its arguments.
``````(list 1 2 3)      ; Returns (1 2 3)
``````
1. `length`: Returns the length of a list.
``````(length '(1 2 3)) ; Returns 3
``````
1. `append`: Concatenates two or more lists together.
``````(append '(1 2) '(3 4))  ; Returns (1 2 3 4)
``````
1. `reverse`: Reverses the order of elements in a list.
``````(reverse '(1 2 3))  ; Returns (3 2 1)
``````
1. `nth`: Retrieves the nth element from a list.
``````(nth 2 '(1 2 3))    ; Returns 3
``````
1. `member`: Checks if an element is present in a list.
``````(member 2 '(1 2 3)) ; Returns (2 3)
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1. `mapcar`: Applies a function to each element of a list and returns a new list with the results.
``````(mapcar #'(lambda (x) (+ x 1)) '(1 2 3))  ; Returns (2 3 4)
``````

These are just a few examples of the list manipulation functions available in LISP. LISP’s rich set of built-in functions for working with lists makes it a powerful language for handling complex data structures and recursive algorithms.