[Tutor] Sorting a list of lists aka nested lists

Jim Roush ja_roush at mminternet.com
Sat Aug 13 22:28:31 CEST 2005

I have a python script that creates a list of lists like so:

    Quant.append( [ db_ticker, stock_close, MTD, 0, QTD, 0, YTD, 0, 0, 0 ] )

After Quant is created, I want to sort it by MTD.  If I use a simple 
Quant.sort(), I assume its going to sort by 'db_ticker' which is not 
what I want.

I've been trying to figure out how to use the cmp() in a list sort 
method and I have failed to understand.

Please help.

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