List intersection based on function

OSCC · Python, List, Function · Nov 2, 2020

Returns a list of elements that exist in both lists, after applying the provided function to each list element of both.

  • Create a set, using map() to apply fn to each element in b.
  • Use a list comprehension in combination with fn on a to only keep values contained in both lists.
def intersection_by(a, b, fn):
  _b = set(map(fn, b))
  return [item for item in a if fn(item) in _b]
from math import floor

intersection_by([2.1, 1.2], [2.3, 3.4], floor) # [2.1]

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