Python Program to Sort List Items in Descending Order

Write a Python program to sort list items in descending order. In this Python example, we used the list sort and reverse methods to sort the list in descending order.

intlist = []
intlistTot = int(input("Total Number of List Items to Sort = "))

for i in range(1, intlistTot + 1):
    intlistvalue = int(input("Please enter the %d List Item = "  %i))
    intlist.append(intlistvalue)

intlist.sort()
intlist.reverse()

print('List Items After Sorting in Descending Order')
print(intlist)
Python Program to Sort List Items in Descending Order

In this Python program, we used the nested for loops and temp variable to sort the list items in descending order.

intlist = []
intlistTot = int(input("Total Number of List Items to Sort = "))

for i in range(1, intlistTot + 1):
    intlistvalue = int(input("Please enter the %d List Item = "  %i))
    intlist.append(intlistvalue)

for i in range(len(intlist)):
    for j in range(i + 1, len(intlist)):
        if(intlist[i] < intlist[j]):
            temp = intlist[i]
            intlist[i] = intlist[j]
            intlist[j] = temp
    
print('List Items After Sorting in Descending Order')
for i in range(len(intlist)):
    print(intlist[i], end = '   ')
Total Number of List Items to Sort = 8
Please enter the 1 List Item = 17
Please enter the 2 List Item = 47
Please enter the 3 List Item = 12
Please enter the 4 List Item = 99
Please enter the 5 List Item = 55
Please enter the 6 List Item = 4
Please enter the 7 List Item = 60
Please enter the 8 List Item = 75
List Items After Sorting in Descending Order
99   75   60   55   47   17   12   4   

Python program to sort list items in descending order using a while loop. 

intlist = []
intlistTot = int(input("Total Number of List Items to Sort = "))

i = 1
while(i <= intlistTot):
    intlistvalue = int(input("Please enter the %d List Item = "  %i))
    intlist.append(intlistvalue)
    i = i + 1

i = 0
while(i < len(intlist)):
    j = i + 1
    while j < len(intlist):
        if(intlist[i] < intlist[j]):
            temp = intlist[i]
            intlist[i] = intlist[j]
            intlist[j] = temp
        j = j + 1
    i = i + 1
    
print('List Items After Sorting in Descending Order')
i = 0
while(i < len(intlist)):
    print(intlist[i], end = '   ')
    i = i + 1
Total Number of List Items to Sort = 7
Please enter the 1 List Item = 19
Please enter the 2 List Item = 55
Please enter the 3 List Item = 89
Please enter the 4 List Item = 32
Please enter the 5 List Item = 47
Please enter the 6 List Item = 15
Please enter the 7 List Item = 7
List Items After Sorting in Descending Order
89   55   47   32   19   15   7