Sort dictionary by key

Isabelle Viktoria Maciohsek · Python, Dictionary · Nov 2, 2020

Sorts the given dictionary by key.

  • Use dict.items() to get a list of tuple pairs from d and sort it using sorted().
  • Use dict() to convert the sorted list back to a dictionary.
  • Use the reverse parameter in sorted() to sort the dictionary in reverse order, based on the second argument.
def sort_dict_by_key(d, reverse = False):
  return dict(sorted(d.items(), reverse = reverse))
d = {'one': 1, 'three': 3, 'five': 5, 'two': 2, 'four': 4}
sort_dict_by_key(d) # {'five': 5, 'four': 4, 'one': 1, 'three': 3, 'two': 2}
sort_dict_by_key(d, True)
# {'two': 2, 'three': 3, 'one': 1, 'four': 4, 'five': 5}

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