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Python: Compare two unordered lists

Python Collections: Exercise-36 with Solution

Write a Python program to compare two unordered lists (not sets).

Sample Solution:

Python Code:

from collections import Counter
def compare_lists(x, y):
    return Counter(x) == Counter(y)
n1 = [20, 10, 30, 10, 20, 30]
n2 = [30, 20, 10, 30, 20, 50]
print(compare_lists(n1, n2))

Sample Output:

False

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Python Collections: Compare two unordered lists.

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