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# Python: Sort a list of lists by a given index of the inner list

## Python List: Exercise - 116 with Solution

Write a Python program to sort a list of lists by a given index of the inner list.

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``````# Import the 'itemgetter' function from the 'operator' module
from operator import itemgetter

# Define a function 'index_on_inner_list' that sorts a list of lists based on a given index of the inner lists
def index_on_inner_list(list_data, index_no):
# Use the 'sorted' function with 'itemgetter' to sort the list by the specified index
result = sorted(list_data, key=itemgetter(index_no))
return result

# Create a list 'students' with tuples representing student data
students = [('Greyson Fulton', 98, 99), ('Brady Kent', 97, 96), ('Wyatt Knott', 91, 94), ('Beau Turnbull', 94, 98)]
# Print a message indicating the original list
print("Original list:")
# Print the contents of 'students'
print(students)

# Set the index number to 0
index_no = 0
# Print a message indicating the sorting by a given index
print("\nSort the said list of lists by a given index", "( Index =", index_no, ") of the inner list")
# Call the 'index_on_inner_list' function with 'students' and index_no, then print the result
print(index_on_inner_list(students, index_no))

# Set the index number to 2
index_no = 2
# Print a message indicating the sorting by a given index
print("\nSort the said list of lists by a given index", "( Index =", index_no, ") of the inner list")
# Call the 'index_on_inner_list' function with 'students' and index_no, then print the result
print(index_on_inner_list(students, index_no))
```
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Sample Output:

```Original list:
[('Greyson Fulton', 98, 99), ('Brady Kent', 97, 96), ('Wyatt Knott', 91, 94), ('Beau Turnbull', 94, 98)]

Sort the said list of lists by a given index ( Index =  0 ) of the inner list
[('Beau Turnbull', 94, 98), ('Brady Kent', 97, 96), ('Greyson Fulton', 98, 99), ('Wyatt Knott', 91, 94)]

Sort the said list of lists by a given index ( Index =  2 ) of the inner list
[('Wyatt Knott', 91, 94), ('Brady Kent', 97, 96), ('Beau Turnbull', 94, 98), ('Greyson Fulton', 98, 99)]
```

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