Nested Dictionary Sorting

Sam Loxton saml at
Tue Nov 7 05:23:00 CET 2006


I am fairly new to the python language and am trying to sort a nested 
Dictionary of a Dictionary which I wish to sort by value. The dictionary 
does not have to be restructured as I only need it sorted in this way 
for printing purposes.

The following is an example of my Dictionary printed with 'print 
dictionary.items()', where '2329513' is the key of the first hash, 'ops' 
is the key of the second hash and '50.0' is the value of the second hash 
which I would like to sort by:
[('2329513', {'ops': 20.0}), ('2329492', {'ops': '80'}), ('2329490', 
{'ops': '50'})]

I hope to sort these first keys by the value of the 'ops' key from 
highest to lowest value to give the following result:
[('2329492', {'ops': '80'}), ('2329490', {'ops': '50'}), ('2329513', 
{'ops': 20.0})]

Thanks in advance for any help,


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