est est - 5 months ago 7
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

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.