Sorting is simplified in Python with sorted(). You can even sort with complex rules.
In situations where you have a list of objects and have to retrieve then in random order, dictionaries can act as lookup tables.
Sometimes we have to deal with external objects and their attributes. getattr() can save you at those times.
Merge or combine dictionaries
Check for existence of a key in dictionary and retrieve its value if present.
What if you want to find the first item that matches the condition instead of getting a list of items?
Selecting elements from a list that satidfy a condition
I am currently working on a project called Peer Feedback, where we are trying to build a nice peer feedback system for college students. We use Canvas Learning Management System (CanvasLMS) API as the data source for our application. All data about the students, courses, assignments, submissions are all fetched from CanvasLMS. The application is written in Python Flask.
Setting a value based on condition
if condition: choice = “Head” else: choice = “Tail”
When you have to check for the presence of a value in a list and set a flag based on it, we can avoid typical: