Hi guys, I have written this program so far which reads and sorts numbers from a file...WITHOUT the sort function. It sorts from largest to smallest right now.

My Question:
How do I make my program list the numbers from smallest to largest instead?

File contains the following:
2 1 5 10 8
3 900
47 6 11


scores = [0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]
result = [0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]
file = open("test.txt","r")
lines = file.readlines()
count = 0
result_index = 0
largest = 0
if (lines):
    for line in lines:
        s = line.split()
        for score in s:
            scores[count] = int(score)
            count = count + 1
    while (result_index < count):
        smallest = scores[9]
        for i in range(0,count):
            if scores[i]+1 > smallest:
                smallest = scores[i]
                index_of_smallest = i
        result[result_index] = smallest
        scores[index_of_smallest] = largest + 1
        result_index = result_index + 1
        print "no data in the file!"
print "result is ",result

shell output:

result is  [900, 47, 11, 10, 8, 6, 5, 3, 2, 1]

I am not allowed to use a sort function unfortunately....

otherwise the whole program would be much shorter obviously.

here is one i made that works:

f = open("test.txt","r")
text = f.readlines()

lines = []
for line in text:
        s = line.split()
        for score in s:
for line in range(1, len(lines)):
    key = lines[line]
    i = line - 1
    while (i >=0) and (lines[i] > key):
        lines[i+1] = lines[i]
        i = i - 1
    lines[i+1] = key

print lines

Yeah looks like it works, thanks a lot!

But I wonder, is there any modification that can be made to my own version that will make it work too?

That works too I suppose.

I'm somewhat unfamiliar with your style of the program, since I haven't utilized 3 "for loops" so far. It's certainly more efficient.

How would I change your version to also print like my original version as well? In other words, large to small?

I just inserted this just before the print line statement:


Then when it prints it goes from largest to smallest.

Hope that helps

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