How can I turn a List of Lists into a List in Java 8?

You can use the flatMap method from the Stream API to turn a List<List<T>> (a list of lists) into a List<T> in Java 8. Here's an example of how you can do this:

List<List<T>> lists = ...;
List<T> flattenedList =

Here's what's happening in this code:

  1. The call creates a stream of List<T> elements.
  2. The flatMap(List::stream) call flattens the stream of lists into a stream of elements. This is done by using the stream method of the List interface as the mapping function.
  3. The collect(Collectors.toList()) call collects the elements of the stream into a List<T>.

Note that this code assumes that the List<List<T>> and the List<T> are both non-null. If either of them is null, you will need to handle this case appropriately.

I hope this helps! Let me know if you have any questions.