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Python – Sort Strings by Maximum ASCII value
• Last Updated : 11 Oct, 2020

Given strings list, perform sort by Maximum Character in String.

Input : test_list = [“geeksforgeeks”, “is”, “best”, “cs”]
Output : [“geeksforgeeks”, “is”, “cs”, “best”]
Explanation : s = s = s < t, sorted by maximum character.

Input : test_list = [“apple”, “is”, “fruit”]
Output : [“apple”, “is”, “fruit”]
Explanation : p < s < t, hence order retained after sorting by max. character.

Method #1 : Using sort() + max()

In this, sorting is performed using sort() and max() is used to get maximum character from Strings.

## Python3

 `# Python3 code to demonstrate working of``# Sort Strings by Maximum Character``# Using sort() + max()`` ` `# get maximum character fnc.``def` `get_max(sub):`` ` `    ``# returns maximum character``    ``return` `ord``(``max``(sub))`` ` ` ` `# initializing list``test_list ``=` `[``"geeksforgeeks"``, ``"is"``, ``"best"``, ``"for"``, ``"cs"``]`` ` `# printing original lists``print``(``"The original list is : "` `+` `str``(test_list))`` ` `# performing sorting``test_list.sort(key``=``get_max)`` ` `# printing result``print``(``"Sorted List : "` `+` `str``(test_list))`

Output:

The original list is : [‘geeksforgeeks’, ‘is’, ‘best’, ‘for’, ‘cs’]
Sorted List : [‘for’, ‘geeksforgeeks’, ‘is’, ‘cs’, ‘best’]

Method #2 : Using sorted() + lambda + max()

In this, we perform task of sorting using sorted(), lambda and max() are used to input logic of getting maximum character.

## Python3

 `# Python3 code to demonstrate working of``# Sort Strings by Maximum Character``# Using sorted() + lambda + max()`` ` `# initializing list``test_list ``=` `[``"geeksforgeeks"``, ``"is"``, ``"best"``, ``"for"``, ``"cs"``]`` ` `# printing original lists``print``(``"The original list is : "` `+` `str``(test_list))`` ` `# performing sorting using sorted()``# lambda function provides logic``res ``=` `sorted``(test_list, key``=``lambda` `sub: ``ord``(``max``(sub)))`` ` `# printing result``print``(``"Sorted List : "` `+` `str``(res))`

Output:

The original list is : [‘geeksforgeeks’, ‘is’, ‘best’, ‘for’, ‘cs’]
Sorted List : [‘for’, ‘geeksforgeeks’, ‘is’, ‘cs’, ‘best’]

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