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# Python list of tuples

Posted on 2008-10-15
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Hi,

I have a list of tuples and would like to create a list as described below:
Given list of tuples:
[(datetime.datetime(2008, 6, 21, 0, 0), 26, 'A'),
(datetime.datetime(2008, 6, 22, 0, 0), 22, 'B'),
(datetime.datetime(2008, 6, 22, 0, 0), 15, 'C'),
(datetime.datetime(2008, 6, 22, 0, 0), 16, 'A'),
(datetime.datetime(2008, 6, 23, 0, 0), 17, 'A'),
(datetime.datetime(2008, 6, 23, 0, 0), 0, 'B'),
(datetime.datetime(2008, 6, 23, 0, 0), 14, 'C')]

Resulted list required:
Dates=[datetime.datetime(2008, 6, 21, 0, 0),datetime.datetime(2008, 6, 22, 0, 0),datetime.datetime(2008, 6, 23, 0, 0)]
A=[26,16,17]
B=[0,22,0]
c=[0,15,14]

Here we are constructing list for DATES, A,B & C.As you can see in resulted list for A,B,C, it put 0 if there is no data for given date. I am not sure how I can achieve these resulted list for Dates,A,B,C.

Thanks,
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Question by:punit
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mish33 earned 249 total points
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Given the list is sorted by date:
``````from itertools import groupby
from operator import itemgetter

Dates = []
A = []
B = []
C = {}
for date,it in groupby(input_list, itemgetter(0)):
Dates.append(date)
d = dict((k,v) for d,v,k in it)
A.append(d.get('A',0))
B.append(d.get('B',0))
C.append(d.get('C',0))
``````
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mish33: The line 7 have to be changed to C = []. Nice solution; however, the input_list must be sorted by the date. It is the case in the example. It depends how it is collected.

On the other hand, it may be rather difficult to understand to a beginner.

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pepr earned 252 total points
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The snippet below show similar solution without using the itertools and operator modules. It is not plain simple either (in comparison with mish33's). On the other hand, the goal itself seems to be rather complicated. The separation of the datetime (in one list, by position) from the lists for the identification where values are coupled with the date by positions...
``````import datetime

lst = [
(datetime.datetime(2008, 6, 21, 0, 0), 26, 'A'),
(datetime.datetime(2008, 6, 22, 0, 0), 22, 'B'),
(datetime.datetime(2008, 6, 22, 0, 0), 15, 'C'),
(datetime.datetime(2008, 6, 22, 0, 0), 16, 'A'),
(datetime.datetime(2008, 6, 23, 0, 0), 17, 'A'),
(datetime.datetime(2008, 6, 23, 0, 0), 0, 'B'),
(datetime.datetime(2008, 6, 23, 0, 0), 14, 'C')
]

dates = {}     # empty dictionary of structures related to datetimes
idset = set()  # empty set of identifications like 'A', 'B', 'C'

for dt, n, ident in lst:
if dt not in dates:
dates[dt] = {}      # empty dict of id's
dates[dt][ident] = n    # value for the date and ident
idset.add(ident)        # possibly new identification (globally)

idlst = sorted(list(idset)) # result like ['A', 'B', 'C']
print 'Identifications:', repr(idlst)

# Dates with capital = the first wanted list, dates with small
# letter is the dictionary date -> dict of (id, value).
Dates = sorted(dates.keys())
print 'Dates=' + repr(Dates)

# Prepare dict of id -> list of values.
result = dict((ident, []) for ident in idlst)

# Loop in the order of the collected dates (sorted).
for dt in Dates:
iddic = dates[dt]   # shortcut reference to the dic of (id, value)
for ident in idlst: # through all known id's

# Display the results.
for ident in idlst: # through all known id's
print ident + '=' + repr(result[ident])
``````
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exile_4 earned 249 total points
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Hi punit,

mish33 and pepr already provided you the solutions, I just came across on this Question and just wanted to show another way of achieving the same result using the combination of list comprehension, set/dict/list/sorted built-in function way.

Cheers....
``````import datetime

data = [(datetime.datetime(2008, 6, 21, 0, 0), 26, 'A'), (datetime.datetime(2008, 6, 22, 0, 0), 22, 'B'), (datetime.datetime(2008, 6, 22, 0, 0), 15, 'C'), (datetime.datetime(2008, 6, 22, 0, 0), 16, 'A'), (datetime.datetime(2008, 6, 23, 0, 0), 17, 'A'), (datetime.datetime(2008, 6, 23, 0, 0), 0, 'B'), (datetime.datetime(2008, 6, 23, 0, 0), 14, 'C')]

Dates = list(sorted(set([item[0] for item in data]))) # combination of list comprehension, set,list and sorted built-in function
A = []
B = []
C = []

for dt in Dates: #Here we loop through the filtered date
d = dict([(item2,item1) for item0, item1, item2 in data if item0 == dt]) #again we use list comprehension and dict built-in function and extract the last 2 items beside the datetime
A.append(d.get('A',0))
B.append(d.get('B',0))
C.append(d.get('C',0))

print Dates
print A
print B
print C
``````
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