# Python Exercises: Largest, lowest gap between sorted values of a list

## Python List: Exercise - 277 with Solution

Write a Python program to calculate the largest and smallest gap between sorted elements of a list of integers.

**Sample Data:**

{1, 2 ,9, 0, 4, 6} -> 3

{23, -2, 45, 38, 12, 4, 6} -> 15

**Sample Solution-1:**

**Python Code:**

```
def test(nums):
nums.sort()
max_gap = max(b-a for a, b in zip(nums, nums[1:]))
min_gap = min(b-a for a, b in zip(nums, nums[1:]))
return max_gap, min_gap
nums = [0, 9, 2, 4, 5, 6]
print("Original list:")
print(nums)
print("Largest, lowest gap between sorted values of the said list:", test(nums))
nums = [23, -2, 45, 38, 12, 4, 6]
print("\nOriginal list:")
print(nums)
print("Largest, lowest gap between sorted values of the said list:", test(nums))
nums = [1, 2, 3]
print("\nOriginal list:")
print(nums)
print("Largest, lowest gap between sorted values of the said list:", test(nums))
nums = [-4, -3, 5, 20, 10, 1]
print("\nOriginal list:")
print(nums)
print("Largest, lowest gap between sorted values of the said list:", test(nums))
```

Sample Output:

Original list: [0, 9, 2, 4, 5, 6] Largest, lowest gap between sorted values of the said list: (3, 1) Original list: [23, -2, 45, 38, 12, 4, 6] Largest, lowest gap between sorted values of the said list: (15, 2) Original list: [1, 2, 3] Largest, lowest gap between sorted values of the said list: (1, 1) Original list: [-4, -3, 5, 20, 10, 1] Largest, lowest gap between sorted values of the said list: (10, 1)

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**Sample Solution-2:**

**Python Code:**

```
def test(nums):
nums.sort()
return max([sorted(nums)[i]-sorted(nums)[i-1] for i in range(1,len(nums))]), min([sorted(nums)[i]-sorted(nums)[i-1] for i in range(1,len(nums))])
nums = [0, 9, 2, 4, 5, 6]
print("Original list:")
print(nums)
print("Largest, lowest gap between sorted values of the said list:", test(nums))
nums = [23, -2, 45, 38, 12, 4, 6]
print("\nOriginal list:")
print(nums)
print("Largest, lowest gap between sorted values of the said list:", test(nums))
nums = [1, 2, 3]
print("\nOriginal list:")
print(nums)
print("Largest, lowest gap between sorted values of the said list:", test(nums))
nums = [-4, -3, 5, 20, 10, 1]
print("\nOriginal list:")
print(nums)
print("Largest, lowest gap between sorted values of the said list:", test(nums))
```

Sample Output:

Original list: [0, 9, 2, 4, 5, 6] Largest, lowest gap between sorted values of the said list: (3, 1) Original list: [23, -2, 45, 38, 12, 4, 6] Largest, lowest gap between sorted values of the said list: (15, 2) Original list: [1, 2, 3] Largest, lowest gap between sorted values of the said list: (1, 1) Original list: [-4, -3, 5, 20, 10, 1] Largest, lowest gap between sorted values of the said list: (10, 1)

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## Python: Tips of the Day

**Returns the symmetric difference between two lists, after applying the provided function to each list element of both:**

Example:

def tips_symmetric_difference_by(p, q, fn): _p, _q = set(map(fn, p)), set(map(fn, q)) return [item for item in p if fn(item) not in _q] + [item for item in q if fn(item) not in _p] from math import floor print(tips_symmetric_difference_by([4.2, 2.4], [4.6, 6.8],floor))

Output:

[2.4, 6.8]

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