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Python: Sort a given list of strings(numbers) numerically

Python List: Exercise - 139 with Solution

Write a Python program to sort a given list of strings(numbers) numerically.

Sample Solution:

Python Code:

def sort_numeric_strings(nums_str):
    result = [int(x) for x in nums_str]
    result.sort()
    return result
nums_str = ['4','12','45','7','0','100','200','-12','-500']
print("Original list:")
print(nums_str)
print("\nSort the said list of strings(numbers) numerically:")
print(sort_numeric_strings(nums_str))

Sample Output:

Original list:
['4', '12', '45', '7', '0', '100', '200', '-12', '-500']

Sort the said list of strings(numbers) numerically:
[-500, -12, 0, 4, 7, 12, 45, 100, 200]

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Python: Tips of the Day

Floor Division:

When we speak of division we normally mean (/) float division operator, this will give a precise result in float format with decimals.

For a rounded integer result there is (//) floor division operator in Python. Floor division will only give integer results that are round numbers.

print(1000 // 300)
print(1000 / 300)

Output:

3
3.3333333333333335