Issue in printing top 20 dictionary items by dictionary value

Denis McMahon denismfmcmahon at
Sun Oct 5 03:11:40 CEST 2014

On Sat, 04 Oct 2014 09:11:43 +0000, Shiva wrote:

> I have written a function that -reads a file -splits the words and
> stores it in a dictionary as word(key) and the total count of word in
> file (value).
> I want to print the words with top 20 occurrences in the file in reverse
> order - but can't figure it out. Here is my function:

Once you've generated your dictionary, use a list comprehension to turn 
it into a list of tuples of ( word, count ). Sort the list of tuples 
according to the count element. Select the top 20. copy it to a new list 
and reverse that list. now loop through the second list and print results.

Denis McMahon, denismfmcmahon at

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