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Python program to list Sort by Number value in String

  • Last Updated : 18 Jul, 2021

Given a List of strings, the task is to write a Python program to sort list by the number present in the Strings. If no number is present, they will be taken to the front of the list.

Input : test_list = [“gfg is 4”, “all no 1”, “geeks over 7 seas”, “and 100 planets”] 
Output : [‘all no 1’, ‘gfg is 4’, ‘geeks over 7 seas’, ‘and 100 planets’] 
Explanation : 1 < 4 < 7 < 100, numbers in strings deciding order.

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Input : test_list = [“gfg is 4”, “geeks over 7 seas”, “and 100 planets”] 
Output : [‘gfg is 4’, ‘geeks over 7 seas’, ‘and 100 planets’] 
Explanation : 4 < 7 < 100, numbers in strings deciding order. 



Method 1 : Using sort(), split() and isdigit()

In this, we perform the task of in-place sorting using sort(), and perform task of getting number from string using split() and final detection is done using isdigit(). 

Example: 

Python3




import sys
  
def num_sort(strn):
  
    # getting number using isdigit() and split()
    computed_num = [ele for ele in strn.split() if ele.isdigit()]
  
    # assigning lowest weightage to strings 
    # with no numbers
    if len(computed_num) > 0:
        return int(computed_num[0])
    return -1
  
  
# initializing Matrix
test_list = ["gfg is", "all no 7", "geeks over seas", "and planets 5"]
  
# printing original list
print("The original list is : " + str(test_list))
  
# performing sort
test_list.sort(key=num_sort)
  
# printing result
print("Sorted Strings : " + str(test_list))


Output:

The original list is : [‘gfg is’, ‘all no 7’, ‘geeks over seas’, ‘and planets 5’]

Sorted Strings : [‘gfg is’, ‘geeks over seas’, ‘and planets 5’, ‘all no 7’]

Method 2 : Using sorted(), lambda,  split() and isdigit()

In this, lambda function is used to inject sort functionality performed using sorted(). Rest each process is similar to above explained method.

Example:

Python3




# initializing Matrix
test_list = ["all no 100", "gfg is", "geeks over seas 62", "and planets 3"]
  
# printing original list
print("The original list is : " + str(test_list))
  
# performing sorting
# lambda function injecting functionality
res = sorted(test_list, key=lambda strn: -1 
             if len([ele for ele in strn.split() 
                     if ele.isdigit()]) == 0 
             else int([ele for ele in strn.split() 
                       if ele.isdigit()][0]))
  
# printing result
print("Sorted Strings : " + str(res))


Output:

The original list is : [‘all no 100’, ‘gfg is’, ‘geeks over seas 62’, ‘and planets 3’]

Sorted Strings : [‘gfg is’, ‘and planets 3’, ‘geeks over seas 62’, ‘all no 100’]




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