Python – Row with Minimum difference in extreme values

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When it is required to get the row with minimum difference in extreme values, list comprehension, the ‘min’ method and ‘max’ methods are used.

Example

Below is a demonstration of the same

my_list = [[41, 1, 38], [25, 33, 1], [13, 44, 65], [1, 22]]

print("The list is : ")
print(my_list)

my_min_val = min([max(elem) - min(elem) for elem in my_list])

my_result = [elem for elem in my_list if max(elem) - min(elem) == my_min_val]

print("The result is : ")
print(my_result)

Output

The list is :
[[41, 1, 38], [25, 33, 1], [13, 44, 65], [1, 22]]
The result is :
[[1, 22]]

Explanation

  • A list of list is defined and is displayed on the console.

  • The list is iterated over and the difference between maximum and minimum elements is determined.

  • The minimum of this is obtained and assigned to a variable.

  • A list comprehension is used to iterate through the list and see if the difference between the maximum and minimum element is equal to the previously defined variable.

  • This is assigned to a variable.

  • This is displayed as output on the console.

raja
Updated on 20-Sep-2021 08:14:10

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