# Python – Sort from Kth index in List

• Last Updated : 20 Jun, 2022

Given a list of elements, perform sort from Kth index of List.

Input  :  test_list = [7, 3, 7, 6, 4, 9], K = 2

Output : [7, 3, 4, 6, 7, 9]

Explanation :  List is unsorted till 3 (1st index), From 2nd Index, its sorted.

Input  :  test_list = [5, 4, 3, 2, 1], K= 3

Output : [5, 4, 3, 1, 2]

Explanation :  Only last two elements, 1, 2 are sorted.

Method #1 : Using loop + list slicing

This is one of the ways in which this task can be performed. In this, we extract each element before K in list and then perform list slice using slice symbol and perform sort over the extracted sliced list.

## Python3

 `# Python3 code to demonstrate working of``# Perform sort from Kth index``# Using loop + list slicing` `# initializing list``test_list ``=` `[``8``, ``4``, ``7``, ``3``, ``2``, ``14``, ``6``]` `# printing original list``print``(``"The original list : "` `+` `str``(test_list))` `# initializing K``K ``=` `3` `# Using loop + list slicing``res ``=` `[]` `# Using loop to extract elements till K``for` `idx, ele ``in` `enumerate``(test_list):``    ``if` `idx < K:``        ``res.append(ele)` `# join sorted and unsorted segments``res ``=` `res ``+` `sorted``(test_list[K:])` `# printing result``print``(``"Partially sorted list : "` `+` `str``(res))`

Output

```The original list : [8, 4, 7, 3, 2, 14, 6]
Partially sorted list : [8, 4, 7, 2, 3, 6, 14]```

Method #2 : Using double List slicing

This is yet another way in which we perform this task. In this, we perform the task of list slicing for slicing the unsort part as well and perform concatenation, delivering a one liner alternative to solve this problem.

## Python3

 `# Python3 code to demonstrate working of``# Perform sort from Kth index``# Using  double List slicing` `# initializing list``test_list ``=` `[``8``, ``4``, ``7``, ``3``, ``2``, ``14``, ``6``]` `# printing original list``print``(``"The original list : "` `+` `str``(test_list))` `# initializing K``K ``=` `3` `# Using loop + list slicing``res ``=` `[]` `# Using loop to extract elements till K``# Concatenating unsort and sorted part as one liner``res ``=` `test_list[:K] ``+` `sorted``(test_list[K:])` `# printing result``print``(``"Partially sorted list : "` `+` `str``(res))`

Output

```The original list : [8, 4, 7, 3, 2, 14, 6]
Partially sorted list : [8, 4, 7, 2, 3, 6, 14]```

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