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# Python | Find the sublist with maximum value in given nested list

• Difficulty Level : Expert
• Last Updated : 10 Apr, 2019

Given a list of list, the task is to find sublist with the maximum value in second column.

Examples:

```Input : [['Paras', 90], ['Jain', 32], ['Geeks', 120],
['for', 338], ['Labs', 532]]
Output :['Labs', 532]

Input: [['Geek', 90], ['For', 32], ['Geeks', 120]]
Output: ['Geeks', 120]
```

Method #1: Using lambda

 `# Python code to find maximum value ``# in second column of list of list`` ` `# Input list initialization``Input` `=` `[[``'Paras'``, ``90``], [``'Jain'``, ``32``], [``'Geeks'``, ``120``],``                        ``[``'for'``, ``338``], [``'Labs'``, ``532``]]``# Using lambda ``Output ``=` `max``(``Input``, key ``=` `lambda` `x: x[``1``])`` ` `# printing output``print``(``"Input List is :"``, ``Input``)``print``(``"Output list is : "``, Output)`
Output:

Input List is : [[‘Paras’, 90], [‘Jain’, 32], [‘Geeks’, 120], [‘for’, 338], [‘Labs’, 532]]
Output list is : [‘Labs’, 532]

Method #2: Using itemgetter

 `# Python code to find maximum value ``# in second column of list of list`` ` `# Importing``import` `operator `` ` `# Input list initialization``Input` `=` `[[``'Paras'``, ``90``], [``'Jain'``, ``32``], [``'Geeks'``, ``120``],``                        ``[``'for'``, ``338``], [``'Labs'``, ``532``]]``# Using itemgetter``Output ``=` `max``(``Input``, key ``=` `operator.itemgetter(``1``))`` ` `# Printing output``print``(``"Input List is :"``, ``Input``)``print``(``"Output list is : "``, Output)`
Output:

Input List is : [[‘Paras’, 90], [‘Jain’, 32], [‘Geeks’, 120], [‘for’, 338], [‘Labs’, 532]]
Output list is : [‘Labs’, 532]

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