How To Sort List In Python Programming Language? – POFTUT

How To Sort List In Python Programming Language?

Python provides lists structures in order to hold multiple elements in a single variable like an array. Generally same type of data is hold in this elements and we may want to sort them for value or key, incremental or decrementally. In this tutorial we will examine sorting Python List structure in different ways.

Example Python List

Before starting examples with sort operation we will create a simple list like below. This list consist of vowels as we can see below.

Sort List with sort() Function

In this example we will use sort() function of the list which is names mylist . After the sort operation the elements of the list will be sorted. So we will print list to see this .

Sort with sort() Function

Sort with sort() Function

Sort with sorted() Function

There is also separate function named sorted() which accepts List type as parameter and return as a sorted List like below. We will provide mylist and assign the sorted list as mysortedlist like below.

Sort with sorted() Function

Sort with sorted() Function

Sort Reverse Order with sorted() Function

We have also the ability to sort in reverse order. We will use the reverse parameter with the true value. So the sort operation will be made in reverse.

Sort Reverse

Sort Reverse

Sort Reverse Order with sort Function

We can also use List structure sort() function in order to sort in reverse order. This is very similar to the sorted() function.

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Sort Reverse Order with sort Function

Sort Reverse Order with sort Function

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