Python: change elements position in a list of instances


I have a list that is made of class instances:

MyList = [<instance1>, <instance2>, <instance3>]

I would like to change the position of the third element, <instance3>, that should now stay in the position index = 1, so with the following output:

MyList = [<instance1>, <instance3>, <instance2>]

I have built a simple example that works:

a = [1,2]
b = [3,4]
c = [5,6]
d = [a,b,c]

The code above gives me the following print d output:

d = [[1, 2], [3, 4], [5, 6]]

I’m able to swap the elements (1) and (2) with the following method:


which gives me the following output (that is the one that I want):

d = [[1, 2], [5, 6], [3, 4]]

However, when I try to make the same with my list of instances, I get the following AttributeError:

AttributeError: entExCar instance has no attribute '__trunc__'

Someoene can tell me if I’m wrong in the method (example: you cannot use this technique with list of instances, you should rather do “this or that”) or in the way I’m setting the code? The following script is the actual code I’m trying to run getting the error:

newElement = self.matriceCaracteristiques[kk1]    

Thanks in advance.


entExCar is the class which is being instatiating
self.matriceCaracteristiques is the list I want to manipulate
newElement is the element I want to remove from its original position (kk1) and put back into the new position (nbConditionSortieLong).

Asked By: Matteo NNZ



First, I didn’t get the error you mentioned.
Second, it seems that you made a mistake in using insert, should be insert(1, c) rather than insert(c, 1), see docs

>>> d = [[1, 2], [5, 6], [3, 4]]
>>> c = d[1]
>>> d.remove(c)
>>> d
[[1, 2], [3, 4]]
>>> d.insert(c, 1)
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<pyshell#16>", line 1, in <module>
    d.insert(c, 1)
TypeError: 'list' object cannot be interpreted as an integer
>>> d.insert(1, c)
>>> d
[[1, 2], [5, 6], [3, 4]]
Answered By: laike9m
values[0], values[1] = values[1], values[0]

this work fine for me.

Answered By: databingo

What about:

Answered By: redg25
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