Find the Maximum of Similar Indices in two list of Tuples in Python

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If it is required to find the maximum of the similar indices in two list of tuples, the 'zip' method and list comprehension can be used.

The list comprehension is a shorthand to iterate through the list and perform operations on it.

The zip method takes iterables, aggregates them into a tuple, and returns it as the result.

A list can be used to store heterogeneous values (i.e data of any data type like integer, floating point, strings, and so on).

A list of tuple basically contains tuples enclosed in a list.

Below is a demonstration of the same −


Live Demo

my_list_1 = [( 67, 45), (34, 56), (99, 123)]
my_list_2 = [(10, 56), (45, 0), (100, 12)]

print ("The first list is : " )
print ("The second list is : " )

my_result = [(max(x[0], y[0]), max(x[1], y[1]))
    for x, y in zip(my_list_1, my_list_2)]
print("The maximum value among the two lists is :")


The first list is :
[(67, 45), (34, 56), (99, 123)]
The second list is :
[(10, 56), (45, 0), (100, 12)]
The maximum value among the two lists is :
[(67, 56), (45, 56), (100, 123)]


  • The two lists of tuples are defined, and are displayed on the console.
  • The 'zip' method is used to combine both the list of tuples, and the 'max' method is used to fetch the maximum value among the tuples.
  • This is converted to a list.
  • This operation is assigned a variable.
  • This variable is the output that is displayed on the console.
Published on 11-Mar-2021 09:25:31