toy list processing problem: collect similar terms

livibetter livibetter at gmail.com
Sun Sep 26 09:47:23 CEST 2010


Here is mine for Python:

l = [[0, 'a', 'b'], [1, 'c', 'd'], [2, 'e', 'f'], [3, 'g', 'h'], [1,
'i', 'j'], [2, 'k', 'l'], [4, 'm', 'n'], [2, 'o', 'p'], [4, 'q', 'r'],
[5, 's', 't']]
d = {}
for idx, items in [(e[0], e[1:]) for e in l]: d[idx] = d[idx] + items
if idx in d else items
print d.values()

Output:
[['a', 'b'], ['c', 'd', 'i', 'j'], ['e', 'f', 'k', 'l', 'o', 'p'],
['g', 'h'], ['m', 'n', 'q', 'r'], ['s', 't']]



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