Python sorted() FunctionPython Functions


The sorted() function return a list of elements from an iterable object in a sorted manner. The sorting does not modify the original iterable object.

Example

#!/usr/bin/python3

print("sorted([23, 2, 3, 3, 4]):  ", sorted([23, 2, 3, 3, 4]))

print("sorted([15, 2, 3, 1, 4]):  ", sorted([15, 2, 3, 1, 4]))

print("sorted([52, 2, 3, 1, 334]):  ", sorted([52, 2, 3, 1, 334], reverse = True))

Output:

sorted([23, 2, 3, 3, 4]):   [2, 3, 3, 4, 23]
sorted([15, 2, 3, 1, 4]):   [1, 2, 3, 4, 15]
sorted([52, 2, 3, 1, 334]):   [334, 52, 3, 2, 1]

Syntax

sorted(iterable, key=None, reverse = False)

Parameters

Name Description
iterable Iterable object including sequence (list, tuple, string) or collection (dictionary, set)
key Optional, A Function to execute which decides the order of sorting. Default is None
reverse Optional, A Boolean. Default is False and sorting ascending. If set true, sort descending

Return Value

It returns a list of elements from an iterable object in sorted manner.

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