[Tutor] How to numerically sort strings that start with numbers?
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Tue Sep 14 03:25:02 CEST 2010
On Mon, Sep 13, 2010 at 9:11 PM, Adam Bark <adam.jtm30 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 14/09/10 01:11, Pete O'Connell wrote:
>> theList = ["21 trewuuioi","3zxc","134445"]
>> print sorted(theList)
>> Hi, the result of the sorted list above doesn't print in the order I
>> want. Is there a straight forward way of getting python to print
>> ['3zxc','21 trewuuioi','134445']
>> rather than ['134445', '21 trewuuioi', '3zxc']?
>> Any help would be greatly appreciated
> print sorted(theList)[::-1]
> as list indices go [start:end:step] what this means is the whole list
> starting from the end and working backwards.
> You can also have a look at reversed() if you want an iterator or you can
> use theList.reverse() if you want to reverse in place ie.
>>>> l = ["21 trewuuioi","3zxc","134445"]
>>>> print l
> ['134445', '3zxc', '21 trewuuioi']
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Thanks from me too, because I kept getting None when trying
to directly print theList.reverse()
>>> theList = ["21 trewuuioi","3zxc","134445"]
>>> print theList
['134445', '3zxc', '21 trewuuioi']
>>> print theList.reverse()
>>> print type(theList.reverse())
>>> print type(theList)
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