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Python | Sort Numerical Records in String
  • Last Updated : 11 May, 2020

Sometimes, while working with Python records we can have a problem that they may occur in name and number format in strings. These may be required to be sorted. This problem can occur in many domains in which data is involved. Lets discuss certain ways in which this task can be performed.

Method #1 : Using join() + split() + sorted() + list comprehension
The combination of above functions can be used to perform this task. In this, we perform the task of sort using sorted(), and task of extracting numbers using split(). We perform the task of rejoining sorted string using join().




# Python3 code to demonstrate working of 
# Sort Numerical Records in String
# Using join() + split() + sorted() + list comprehension
  
# initializing string
test_str = "Akshat 15 Nikhil 20 Akash 10"
  
# printing original string
print("The original string is : " + test_str)
  
# Sort Numerical Records in String
# Using join() + split() + sorted() + list comprehension
temp1 = test_str.split()
temp2 = [temp1[idx : idx + 2] for idx in range(0, len(temp1), 2)]
temp3 = sorted(temp2, key = lambda ele: (int(ele[1]), ele[0]))
res = ' '.join([' '.join(ele) for ele in temp3])
  
# printing result 
print("The string after sorting records : " + res) 
Output :
The original string is : Akshat 15 Nikhil 20 Akash 10
The string after sorting records : Akash 10 Akshat 15 Nikhil 20

 

Method #2 : Using regex
This task can also be performed using regex. We perform task of finding number using regex and rest sorting and joining is performed as above method.






# Python3 code to demonstrate working of 
# Sort Numerical Records in String
# Using regex
import re
  
# initializing string
test_str = "Akshat 15 Nikhil 20 Akash 10"
  
# printing original string
print("The original string is : " + test_str)
  
# Sort Numerical Records in String
# Using regex
temp1 = re.findall(r'([A-z]+) (\d+)', test_str)
temp2 = sorted(temp1, key = lambda ele: (int(ele[1]), ele[0]))
res = ' '.join(' '.join(ele) for ele in temp2)
  
# printing result 
print("The string after sorting records : " + res) 
Output :
The original string is : Akshat 15 Nikhil 20 Akash 10
The string after sorting records : Akash 10 Akshat 15 Nikhil 20

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