Python – Sort Dictionary List by Key’s ith Index value

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When it is required to sort the list of dictionary based on the key’s ‘i’th index value, the ‘sorted’ method and the lambda methods are used.

Example

Below is a demonstration of the same −

my_list = [{"Python" : "Best", "to" : "Code"},
   {"Python" : "Good", "to" : "Learn"},
   {"Python" : "object", "to" : "cool"},
   {"Python" : "oriented", "to" : "language"}]

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

K = "Python"
print("The value of K is ")
print(K)

i = 2
print("The value of i is :")
print(i)

my_result = sorted(my_list, key = lambda sub: sub[K][i])

print("The resultant list is : ")
print(my_result)

Output

The list is :
[{'Python': 'Best', 'to': 'Code'}, {'Python': 'Good', 'to': 'Learn'}, {'Python': 'object', 'to': 'cool'},
{'Python': 'oriented', 'to': 'language'}]
The value of K is
Python
The value of i is :
2
The resultant list is :
[{'Python': 'oriented', 'to': 'language'}, {'Python': 'object', 'to': 'cool'}, {'Python': 'Good', 'to':
'Learn'}, {'Python': 'Best', 'to': 'Code'}]

Explanation

  • A list of dictionaries is created and displayed on the console.

  • The value of 'K' is defined and is displayed on the console.

  • The value of 'i' is defined and is displayed on the console.

  • The 'sorted' method is used to sort the list using the lambda function as the key.

  • This is assigned to a variable.

  • This variable is displayed as the output on the console.

raja
Published on 13-Sep-2021 11:47:30
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