# How to Sort a Dictionary By Value and Key in Python

Last Updated on May 6, 2024 by Roshan Parihar

To sort a Dictionary by value and key in Python, use the `sorted()` function that is useful for sorting for both purposes.

However, you can also use the `pprint()` function of Python for sorting of Dictionary by key. Let’s find out the different methods with the examples given below.

## How to Sort a Dictionary by Value Using sorted() in Python?

If you want to sort a Dictionary by value in Python, you have to use the `sorted()` function that takes two arguments. The first argument is the Dictionary variable concatenated with `items()` function. The second argument is the `key=lambda x:x[1]` that accesses the second element of Dictionary (i.e. value) for sorting.

But, it creates a list-like container in the form of (key, value) tuples. So, you need to convert the tuples into a Dictionary using `dict()` function. As a result, you will get the output as a sorted Dictionary.

Output

{‘Feroz’: 9, ‘Rock’: 12, ‘John’: 23, ‘Sam’: 29, ‘Billy’: 31}

The above example shows the sorted Dictionary by values. The values are sorted numerically in ascending order.

## Sort Dictionary by Key with sorted() Using Python

Similarly, you can also sort the Dictionary by key using the `sorted()` in Python. The function takes a single argument as the Dictionary variable concatenated with the ` items()` function.

As a result, it is converted to sorted (key, value) tuples. After that, you have to use the `dict()` to convert the tuple into a Dictionary in Python.

Output

{‘Billy’: 31, ‘Feroz’: 9, ‘John’: 23, ‘Rock’: 12, ‘Sam’: 29}

The output shows the sorted keys in ascending alphabet order.

## Using pprint() for Sorting in Python

In addition to the above methods, you can also use the `pprint()` function of Python. The function is simple to use and takes a single argument as the Dictionary variable.

Output

{‘Billy’: 31, ‘Feroz’: 9, ‘John’: 23, ‘Rock’: 12, ‘Sam’: 29}

It gives the same result as you have got in the previous example. As a result, the elements of the Dictionary are sorted in ascending order alphabetically.

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