Brendan Levine - 1 year ago 97

Python Question

The list contains a number of tuples with the first element of the tuple being a name and the second element being a rating.

`Tuple = [('Bob', 123),('Sky', 234),('Sara', 156)]`

for i in range(0, len(Tuple)-1):

smallest = i

for j in range(i+1, len(Tuple)):

if Tuple[j] < Tuple[smallest]:

smallest = j

if smallest !=i:

Tuple[i], Tuple[smallest] = Tuple[smallest] , Tuple[i]

print(Tuple)

This will sort the list in alphabetical order but I want it to be sorted by rating highest to lowest.

I've tried this:

`for i in range(0, len(Tuple)-1):`

smallest = i[1]

for j in range(i+1, len(Tuple)):

if Tuple[j[1]] < Tuple[smallest]:

smallest = j

if smallest !=i:

Tuple[i], Tuple[smallest] = Tuple[smallest] , Tuple[i]

print(Tuple)

But I get an error saying "smallest = i[1] TypeError: 'int' object is not subscriptable'

I don't know how else to do this or how I can change it to make it work.

Note: I need to write the code myself and not use any built in functions.

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Answer Source

With your original list,

```
names_ratings = [("Bob", 123), ("Sky", 234), ("Sara", 156)]
```

You can use the python builtin `sorted`

.

```
names_ratings_sorted = sorted(names_ratings, key=lambda tup: tup[1])
print(names_ratings_sorted)
```

**Output:**

```
[("Bob", 123), ("Sara", 156), ("Sky", 234)]
```

**Without builtins:**

Using the same original list,

```
names_ratings = [("Bob", 123), ("Sky", 234), ("Sara", 156)]
```

This works without using any built-ins.

```
names_ratings_sorted = []
while names_ratings:
maximum = names_ratings[0]
for name, rating in names_ratings:
if rating > maximum[1]:
maximum = (name, rating)
name_ratings_sorted.append(maximum)
names_ratings.remove(maximum)
```

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