est est - 1 year ago 45
Python Question

Most pythonic way to find number index in a sorted list?

a = 132

b = [0, 10, 30, 60, 100, 150, 210, 280, 340, 480, 530]


I want to know that
a
should be in the 6th position in ordered list
b
.

What's the most pythonic way to do so?

Answer Source

Use bisect. It's not the most beautiful API, but it's exactly what you need.

You'll want to use bisect.bisect, which returns exactly what you want.