# Python Program to sort rows of a matrix by custom element count

• Last Updated : 12 Nov, 2020

Given Matrix, the following program shows how to sort rows of a matrix by the count of presence of numbers from a specified list.

Input : test_list = [[4, 5, 1, 7], [6, 5], [9, 8, 2], [7, 1]],  cus_list = [4, 5, 7]
Output : [[9, 8, 2], [6, 5], [7, 1], [4, 5, 1, 7]]
Explanation : 0 < 1 = 1 < 3 is order of custom elements count.
Input : test_list = [[4, 5, 1, 7], [6, 5], [7, 1]],  cus_list = [4, 5, 7]
Output : [[6, 5], [7, 1], [4, 5, 1, 7]]
Explanation : 1 = 1 < 3 is order of custom elements count.

Method 1 : Using sort() and len()

In this, we perform in-place sort using sort(), and check for all elements and increase counter in cases of element presence from custom list, len() returns length to get count.

## Python3

 `# sorting util.``def` `get_count(sub):``    ``return` `len``([ele ``for` `ele ``in` `sub ``if` `ele ``in` `cus_list])`` ` ` ` `# initializing list``test_list ``=` `[[``4``, ``5``, ``1``, ``7``], [``6``, ``5``], [``9``, ``8``, ``2``], [``7``, ``1``]]`` ` `# printing original list``print``(``"The original list is : "` `+` `str``(test_list))`` ` `# initializing custom list``cus_list ``=` `[``4``, ``5``, ``7``]`` ` `# performing inplace sort``test_list.sort(key``=``get_count)`` ` `# printing result``print``(``"Sorted Matrix : "` `+` `str``(test_list))`

Output:

The original list is : [[4, 5, 1, 7], [6, 5], [9, 8, 2], [7, 1]]

Sorted Matrix : [[9, 8, 2], [6, 5], [7, 1], [4, 5, 1, 7]]

Method 2 : Using sorted(), lambda and len()

Another way of solving this problem is to perform the task of sorting using sorted() and lambda function offers one statement logic without calling external function.

## Python3

 `# initializing list``test_list ``=` `[[``4``, ``5``, ``1``, ``7``], [``6``, ``5``], [``9``, ``8``, ``2``], [``7``, ``1``]]`` ` `# printing original list``print``(``"The original list is : "` `+` `str``(test_list))`` ` `# initializing custom list``cus_list ``=` `[``4``, ``5``, ``7``]`` ` `# performing sort using sorted()``res ``=` `sorted``(test_list, key``=``lambda` `sub: ``len``(``    ``[ele ``for` `ele ``in` `sub ``if` `ele ``in` `cus_list]))`` ` `# printing result``print``(``"Sorted Matrix : "` `+` `str``(res))`

Output:

The original list is : [[4, 5, 1, 7], [6, 5], [9, 8, 2], [7, 1]]

Sorted Matrix : [[9, 8, 2], [6, 5], [7, 1], [4, 5, 1, 7]]

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