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How to sort the words alphabetically in List?

Given List:-

['Zuba', 'Alpha', 'Beta', 'Thor', 'Gama', 'Tony']

Answer: You can use the sort() or sorted() python function for sort lists alphabetically in python.

  • sort() function – will modify the list it is called on.
  • sorted() function- will create a new list containing a sorted version of the list it is given

Example of sort list alphabetically in Python

Using sorted() Function

If you have a list of strings. You can sort it like this:

list1 = [‘Zuba’, ‘Alpha’, ‘Beta’, ‘Thor’, ‘Gama’, ‘Tony’]print(sorted(list1))


Python sort list (Array) Alphabetically

Note: If words that start with an uppercase letter get preference over those starting with a lowercase letter. If you want to sort them independently, do this:

sorted(list, key=str.lower)

You can also sort the list in reverse order by doing this:

sorted(lst, reverse=True)

Using sort() Function

ListName.sort() will sort it alphabetically. You can add reverse=False/True in the brackets to reverse the order of items: ListName.sort(reverse=False)

list1 = ['Zuba', 'Alpha', 'Beta', 'Thor', 'Gama', 'Tony']

Output: [‘Alpha’, ‘Beta’, ‘Gama’, ‘Thor’, ‘Tony’, ‘Zuba’]

Learn more about this method with examples and Important points:- Python sort() list (Array) function 

Do comment if you have any doubts and suggestions on this tutorial.

IDE: PyCharm 2020.1.1 (Community Edition)
macOS 10.15.4
Python 3.7
All Python Examples are in Python 3, so Maybe its different from python 2 or upgraded versions.

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