How to do Python's zip in C#?

How about this?


public static IEnumerable<TResult> Zip<TFirst, TSecond, TResult>(
        this IEnumerable<TFirst> first,
        IEnumerable<TSecond> second,
        Func<TFirst, TSecond, TResult> func);

Solution 2: Similar to C# 4.0 Zip, but you can use it in C# 3.0

    public static IEnumerable<TResult> Zip<TFirst, TSecond, TResult>(
        this IEnumerable<TFirst> first,
        IEnumerable<TSecond> second,
        Func<TFirst, TSecond, TResult> func)
        using(var enumeratorA = first.GetEnumerator())
        using(var enumeratorB = second.GetEnumerator())
            while (enumeratorA.MoveNext())
                yield return func(enumeratorA.Current, enumeratorB.Current);

Solution 1:

IEnumerable<KeyValuePair<T1, T2>> Zip<T1, T2>(
    IEnumerable<T1> a, IEnumerable<T2> b)
    var enumeratorA = a.GetEnumerator();
    var enumeratorB = b.GetEnumerator();
    while (enumeratorA.MoveNext())
        yield return new KeyValuePair<T1, T2>

Also take a look at Cadenza which has all sorts of nifty utility methods.

Specifically look at the Zip extension methods here:

I just have come across the same problem. .NET library does not offer the solution, so I made it by myself. Here is my solution.

The Pivot method is made as extension to IEnumerable<IEnumerable<T>>. It requires all the sequences' elements to be of the same type T.

public static class LinqUtil
    /// <summary>
    /// From a number of input sequences makes a result sequence of sequences of elements
    /// taken from the same position of each input sequence.
    /// Example: ((1,2,3,4,5), (6,7,8,9,10), (11,12,13,14,15)) --> ((1,6,11), (2,7,12), (3,8,13), (4,9,14), (5,10,15))
    /// </summary>
    /// <typeparam name="T">Type of sequence elements</typeparam>
    /// <param name="source">source seq of seqs</param>
    /// <param name="fillDefault">
    /// Defines how to handle situation when input sequences are of different length.
    ///     false -- throw InvalidOperationException
    ///     true  -- fill missing values by the default values for the type T.
    /// </param>
    /// <returns>Pivoted sequence</returns>
    public static IEnumerable<IEnumerable<T>> Pivot<T>(this IEnumerable<IEnumerable<T>> source, bool fillDefault = false)
        IList<IEnumerator<T>> heads = new List<IEnumerator<T>>();

        foreach (IEnumerable<T> sourceSeq in source)

        while (MoveAllHeads(heads, fillDefault))
            yield return ReadHeads(heads);

    private static IEnumerable<T> ReadHeads<T>(IEnumerable<IEnumerator<T>> heads)
        foreach (IEnumerator<T> head in heads)
            if (head == null)
                yield return default(T);
                yield return head.Current;

    private static bool MoveAllHeads<T>(IList<IEnumerator<T>> heads, bool fillDefault)
        bool any = false;
        bool all = true;

        for (int i = 0; i < heads.Count; ++i)
            bool hasNext = false;

            if(heads[i] != null) hasNext = heads[i].MoveNext();

            if (!hasNext) heads[i] = null;

            any |= hasNext;
            all &= hasNext;

        if (any && !all && !fillDefault)
            throw new InvalidOperationException("Input sequences are of different length");

        return any;


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