Ways to sort list of dictionaries by values in Python Using lambda function

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When it is required to sort the list of dictionaries based on values, the lambda function can be used.

Below is the demonstration of the same −

Example

 Live Demo

from operator import itemgetter

my_list = [{ "name" : "Will", "age" : 56},
          { "name" : "Rob", "age" : 20 },
          { "name" : "Mark" , "age" : 34 },
          { "name" : "John" , "age" : 24 }]

print("The list sorted by age is : ")
print(sorted(my_list, key=lambda i: i['age']))

print("The list sorted by age and name is : ")
print(sorted(my_list, key=lambda i: (i['age'], i['name'])))

print("The list sorted by age in descending order is : ")
print(sorted(my_list, key=lambda i: i['age'],reverse=True))

Output

The list sorted by age is :
[{'name': 'Rob', 'age': 20}, {'name': 'John', 'age': 24}, {'name': 'Mark', 'age': 34}, {'name': 'Will',
'age': 56}]
The list sorted by age and name is :
[{'name': 'Rob', 'age': 20}, {'name': 'John', 'age': 24}, {'name': 'Mark', 'age': 34}, {'name': 'Will',
'age': 56}]
The list sorted by age in descending order is :
[{'name': 'Will', 'age': 56}, {'name': 'Mark', 'age': 34}, {'name': 'John', 'age': 24}, {'name': 'Rob',
'age': 20}]

Explanation

  • The list of dictionary elements is defined and is displayed on the console.

  • The sorted method is used, and the key is specified as ‘lambda’.

  • The list of dictionary is again sorted using lambda as two parameters.

  • The output is displayed on the console.

raja
Published on 17-Apr-2021 12:13:09
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