# Program to get indices of a list after deleting elements in ascending order in Python

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Suppose we have a list of distinct values and we want to remove each number in non-decreasing order. We have to find the indices of numbers in order of their deletion.

So, if the input is like nums = [4, 6, 2, 5, 3, 1], then the output will be [5, 2, 3, 0, 1, 0] as we delete 1, so array is [4, 6, 2, 5, 3], then remove 2, array is [4, 6, 5, 3], then remove 3 we get [4, 6, 5], then remove 4 we get [6, 5], remove 5,  and finally remove 6.

To solve this, we will follow these steps −

• Define a function my_sort() . This will take inds
• if size of inds <= 1, then
• return inds
• sorted_inds := a new list
• mid := size of inds / 2
• left := my_sort(inds[from index 0 to mid]), right := my_sort(inds[from index mid to end])
• i := 0, j := 0
• while i < size of left and j < size of right, do
• if nums[left[i]] < nums[right[j]], then
• insert left[i] at the end of sorted_inds
• i := i + 1
• otherwise,
• insert right[j] at the end of sorted_inds
• larger[right[j]] := larger[right[j]] + size of left - i
• j := j + 1
• insert left[from index i to end] into sorted_inds
• insert right[from index j to end] into sorted_inds
• return sorted_inds
• From the main method do the following −
• larger := a new list of size nums and fill with 0
• my_sort(range 0 to size of nums)
• num_larger_pairs := make pair for each (nums, larger) and sort them
• return a list with e for all e in num_larger_pairs

## Example (Python)

Let us see the following implementation to get better understanding −

Live Demo

class Solution:
def solve(self, nums):
return solve(nums)
def solve(nums):
def my_sort(inds):
if len(inds) <= 1:
return inds
sorted_inds = []
mid = len(inds) // 2
left, right = my_sort(inds[:mid]), my_sort(inds[mid:])
i = j = 0
while i < len(left) and j < len(right):
if nums[left[i]] < nums[right[j]]:
sorted_inds.append(left[i])
i += 1
else:
sorted_inds.append(right[j])
larger[right[j]] += len(left) - i
j += 1
sorted_inds.extend(left[i:])
sorted_inds.extend(right[j:])
return sorted_inds
larger =  * len(nums)
my_sort(range(len(nums)))
num_larger_pairs = sorted(zip(nums, larger))
return [e for e in num_larger_pairs]
ob = Solution()
nums = [4, 6, 2, 5, 3, 1]
print(ob.solve(nums))

## Input

[4, 6, 2, 5, 3, 1]

## Output

[5, 2, 3, 0, 1, 0]