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Python Functional Python Functional Workhorses Sorting

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Now create a variable named sorted_fruit that uses sorted() and itemgetter() to sort fruit_list by the second item in each tuple.

sorting.py
from operator import itemgetter
fruit_list = [
    ('apple', 2),
    ('banana', 5),
    ('coconut', 1),
    ('durian', 3),
    ('elderberries', 4)
]

sorted_fruit = sorted(fruite_list , key=itemgetter(0))

3 Answers

Luis Manuel Lopez Hidalgo
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Luis Manuel Lopez Hidalgo
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You've a typo mistake in fruite_list, and the exercise requires you to extract the second element not the first one, so your index should be 1 instead of 0.

Hope this helps ;)

Thanks for your help

It works

from operator import itemgetter

fruit_list = [
    ('apple', 2),
    ('banana', 5),
    ('coconut', 1),
    ('durian', 3),
    ('elderberries', 4)
]

sorted_fruit = sorted(fruite_list , key=itemgetter(1))