example - trier une liste java




Trier une carte<Clé, Valeur> par valeurs (20)

Je suis relativement nouveau à Java, et trouve souvent que j'ai besoin de trier une Map<Key, Value> sur les valeurs.

Comme les valeurs ne sont pas uniques, je me trouve à convertir le jeu de keySet en un array , et à trier ce tableau en triant les tableaux avec un comparateur personnalisé qui trie sur la valeur associée à la clé.

Y a-t-il un moyen plus facile?


Note importante:

Ce code peut casser de plusieurs manières. Si vous avez l'intention d'utiliser le code fourni, assurez-vous de lire les commentaires afin de connaître les implications. Par exemple, les valeurs ne peuvent plus être récupérées par leur clé. ( get retourne toujours null .)

Cela semble beaucoup plus facile que tout ce qui précède. Utilisez une TreeMap comme suit:

public class Testing {
    public static void main(String[] args) {
        HashMap<String, Double> map = new HashMap<String, Double>();
        ValueComparator bvc = new ValueComparator(map);
        TreeMap<String, Double> sorted_map = new TreeMap<String, Double>(bvc);

        map.put("A", 99.5);
        map.put("B", 67.4);
        map.put("C", 67.4);
        map.put("D", 67.3);

        System.out.println("unsorted map: " + map);
        sorted_map.putAll(map);
        System.out.println("results: " + sorted_map);
    }
}

class ValueComparator implements Comparator<String> {
    Map<String, Double> base;

    public ValueComparator(Map<String, Double> base) {
        this.base = base;
    }

    // Note: this comparator imposes orderings that are inconsistent with
    // equals.
    public int compare(String a, String b) {
        if (base.get(a) >= base.get(b)) {
            return -1;
        } else {
            return 1;
        } // returning 0 would merge keys
    }
}

Sortie:

unsorted map: {D=67.3, A=99.5, B=67.4, C=67.4}
results: {D=67.3, B=67.4, C=67.4, A=99.5}

Avec Java 8, vous pouvez utiliser les flux api pour le faire de manière nettement moins verbeuse:

Map<K, V> sortedMap = map.entrySet().stream()
                         .sorted(Entry.comparingByValue())
                         .collect(toMap(Entry::getKey, Entry::getValue,
                                  (e1,e2) -> e1, LinkedHashMap::new));

Créez un comparateur personnalisé et utilisez-le lors de la création d'un nouvel objet TreeMap.

class MyComparator implements Comparator<Object> {

    Map<String, Integer> map;

    public MyComparator(Map<String, Integer> map) {
        this.map = map;
    }

    public int compare(Object o1, Object o2) {

        if (map.get(o2) == map.get(o1))
            return 1;
        else
            return ((Integer) map.get(o2)).compareTo((Integer)     
                                                            map.get(o1));

    }
}

Utilisez le code ci-dessous dans votre fonction principale

    Map<String, Integer> lMap = new HashMap<String, Integer>();
    lMap.put("A", 35);
    lMap.put("B", 75);
    lMap.put("C", 50);
    lMap.put("D", 50);

    MyComparator comparator = new MyComparator(lMap);

    Map<String, Integer> newMap = new TreeMap<String, Integer>(comparator);
    newMap.putAll(lMap);
    System.out.println(newMap);

Sortie:

{B=75, D=50, C=50, A=35}

De http://www.programmersheaven.com/download/49349/download.aspx

private static <K, V> Map<K, V> sortByValue(Map<K, V> map) {
    List<Entry<K, V>> list = new LinkedList<>(map.entrySet());
    Collections.sort(list, new Comparator<Object>() {
        @SuppressWarnings("unchecked")
        public int compare(Object o1, Object o2) {
            return ((Comparable<V>) ((Map.Entry<K, V>) (o1)).getValue()).compareTo(((Map.Entry<K, V>) (o2)).getValue());
        }
    });

    Map<K, V> result = new LinkedHashMap<>();
    for (Iterator<Entry<K, V>> it = list.iterator(); it.hasNext();) {
        Map.Entry<K, V> entry = (Map.Entry<K, V>) it.next();
        result.put(entry.getKey(), entry.getValue());
    }

    return result;
}

Java 8 propose une nouvelle réponse: convertir les entrées en flux et utiliser les combinateurs de comparaison de Map.Entry:

Stream<Map.Entry<K,V>> sorted =
    map.entrySet().stream()
       .sorted(Map.Entry.comparingByValue());

Cela vous permettra de consommer les entrées triées par ordre croissant de valeur. Si vous voulez une valeur décroissante, inversez simplement le comparateur:

Stream<Map.Entry<K,V>> sorted =
    map.entrySet().stream()
       .sorted(Collections.reverseOrder(Map.Entry.comparingByValue()));

Si les valeurs ne sont pas comparables, vous pouvez passer un comparateur explicite:

Stream<Map.Entry<K,V>> sorted =
    map.entrySet().stream()
       .sorted(Map.Entry.comparingByValue(comparator));

Vous pouvez ensuite utiliser d'autres opérations de flux pour consommer les données. Par exemple, si vous voulez le top 10 dans une nouvelle map:

Map<K,V> topTen =
    map.entrySet().stream()
       .sorted(Map.Entry.comparingByValue(Comparator.reverseOrder()))
       .limit(10)
       .collect(Collectors.toMap(
          Map.Entry::getKey, Map.Entry::getValue, (e1, e2) -> e1, LinkedHashMap::new));

Ou imprimez sur System.out :

map.entrySet().stream()
   .sorted(Map.Entry.comparingByValue())
   .forEach(System.out::println);

La bibliothèque commons-collections contient une solution appelée TreeBidiMap . Ou, vous pouvez jeter un oeil à l'API Google Collections. Il a TreeMultimap que vous pourriez utiliser.

Et si vous ne voulez pas utiliser ces frameworks ... ils viennent avec du code source.


Le tri des clés nécessite le comparateur pour rechercher chaque valeur pour chaque comparaison. Une solution plus évolutive utiliserait directement entrySet, puisque la valeur serait immédiatement disponible pour chaque comparaison (bien que je ne l'ai pas sauvegardée par des nombres).

Voici une version générique d'une telle chose:

public static <K, V extends Comparable<? super V>> List<K> getKeysSortedByValue(Map<K, V> map) {
    final int size = map.size();
    final List<Map.Entry<K, V>> list = new ArrayList<Map.Entry<K, V>>(size);
    list.addAll(map.entrySet());
    final ValueComparator<V> cmp = new ValueComparator<V>();
    Collections.sort(list, cmp);
    final List<K> keys = new ArrayList<K>(size);
    for (int i = 0; i < size; i++) {
        keys.set(i, list.get(i).getKey());
    }
    return keys;
}

private static final class ValueComparator<V extends Comparable<? super V>>
                                     implements Comparator<Map.Entry<?, V>> {
    public int compare(Map.Entry<?, V> o1, Map.Entry<?, V> o2) {
        return o1.getValue().compareTo(o2.getValue());
    }
}

Il existe des moyens de réduire la rotation de la mémoire pour la solution ci-dessus. La première ArrayList créée pourrait par exemple être réutilisée en tant que valeur de retour; cela nécessiterait la suppression de certains avertissements génériques, mais cela pourrait en valoir la peine pour un code de bibliothèque réutilisable. De même, le comparateur n'a pas besoin d'être réattribué à chaque invocation.

Voici une version plus efficace mais moins attrayante:

public static <K, V extends Comparable<? super V>> List<K> getKeysSortedByValue2(Map<K, V> map) {
    final int size = map.size();
    final List reusedList = new ArrayList(size);
    final List<Map.Entry<K, V>> meView = reusedList;
    meView.addAll(map.entrySet());
    Collections.sort(meView, SINGLE);
    final List<K> keyView = reusedList;
    for (int i = 0; i < size; i++) {
        keyView.set(i, meView.get(i).getKey());
    }
    return keyView;
}

private static final Comparator SINGLE = new ValueComparator();

Enfin, si vous avez besoin d'accéder en permanence aux informations triées (plutôt que de simplement les trier de temps en temps), vous pouvez utiliser une carte multiple supplémentaire. Faites-moi savoir si vous avez besoin de plus de détails ...


Pour accomplir cela avec les nouvelles fonctionnalités de Java 8:

import static java.util.Map.Entry.comparingByValue;
import static java.util.stream.Collectors.toList;

<K, V> List<Entry<K, V>> sort(Map<K, V> map, Comparator<? super V> comparator) {
    return map.entrySet().stream().sorted(comparingByValue(comparator)).collect(toList());
}

Les entrées sont classées par leurs valeurs en utilisant le comparateur donné. Alternativement, si vos valeurs sont mutuellement comparables, aucun comparateur explicite n'est nécessaire:

<K, V extends Comparable<? super V>> List<Entry<K, V>> sort(Map<K, V> map) {
    return map.entrySet().stream().sorted(comparingByValue()).collect(toList());
}

La liste retournée est un instantané de la carte donnée au moment de l'appel de cette méthode, donc aucune des deux ne reflétera les changements ultérieurs de l'autre. Pour une vue itérative en direct de la carte:

<K, V extends Comparable<? super V>> Iterable<Entry<K, V>> sort(Map<K, V> map) {
    return () -> map.entrySet().stream().sorted(comparingByValue()).iterator();
}

L'itératif retourné crée un nouvel instantané de la carte donnée chaque fois qu'il est itéré. Par conséquent, sauf modification concomitante, il reflétera toujours l'état actuel de la carte.


Voici une version générique:

public class MapUtil {
    public static <K, V extends Comparable<? super V>> Map<K, V> sortByValue(Map<K, V> map) {
        List<Entry<K, V>> list = new ArrayList<>(map.entrySet());
        list.sort(Entry.comparingByValue());

        Map<K, V> result = new LinkedHashMap<>();
        for (Entry<K, V> entry : list) {
            result.put(entry.getKey(), entry.getValue());
        }

        return result;
    }
}

Best Approach

import java.util.ArrayList;
import java.util.Collections;
import java.util.Comparator;
import java.util.HashMap;
import java.util.List;
import java.util.Map;
import java.util.Set;
import java.util.Map.Entry; 

public class OrderByValue {

  public static void main(String a[]){
    Map<String, Integer> map = new HashMap<String, Integer>();
    map.put("java", 20);
    map.put("C++", 45);
    map.put("Unix", 67);
    map.put("MAC", 26);
    map.put("Why this kolavari", 93);
    Set<Entry<String, Integer>> set = map.entrySet();
    List<Entry<String, Integer>> list = new ArrayList<Entry<String, Integer>>(set);
    Collections.sort( list, new Comparator<Map.Entry<String, Integer>>()
    {
        public int compare( Map.Entry<String, Integer> o1, Map.Entry<String, Integer> o2 )
        {
            return (o1.getValue()).compareTo( o2.getValue() );//Ascending order
            //return (o2.getValue()).compareTo( o1.getValue() );//Descending order
        }
    } );
    for(Map.Entry<String, Integer> entry:list){
        System.out.println(entry.getKey()+" ==== "+entry.getValue());
    }
  }}

Sortie

java ==== 20

MAC ==== 26

C++ ==== 45

Unix ==== 67

Why this kolavari ==== 93

Afaik the most cleaner way is utilizing collections to sort map on value:

Map<String, Long> map = new HashMap<String, Long>();
// populate with data to sort on Value
// use datastructure designed for sorting

Queue queue = new PriorityQueue( map.size(), new MapComparable() );
queue.addAll( map.entrySet() );

// get a sorted map
LinkedHashMap<String, Long> linkedMap = new LinkedHashMap<String, Long>();

for (Map.Entry<String, Long> entry; (entry = queue.poll())!=null;) {
    linkedMap.put(entry.getKey(), entry.getValue());
}

public static class MapComparable implements Comparator<Map.Entry<String, Long>>{

  public int compare(Entry<String, Long> e1, Entry<String, Long> e2) {
    return e1.getValue().compareTo(e2.getValue());
  }
}

Based on @devinmoore code, a map sorting methods using generics and supporting both ascending and descending ordering.

/**
 * Sort a map by it's keys in ascending order. 
 *  
 * @return new instance of {@link LinkedHashMap} contained sorted entries of supplied map.
 * @author Maxim Veksler
 */
public static <K, V> LinkedHashMap<K, V> sortMapByKey(final Map<K, V> map) {
    return sortMapByKey(map, SortingOrder.ASCENDING);
}

/**
 * Sort a map by it's values in ascending order.
 *  
 * @return new instance of {@link LinkedHashMap} contained sorted entries of supplied map.
 * @author Maxim Veksler
 */
public static <K, V> LinkedHashMap<K, V> sortMapByValue(final Map<K, V> map) {
    return sortMapByValue(map, SortingOrder.ASCENDING);
}

/**
 * Sort a map by it's keys.
 *  
 * @param sortingOrder {@link SortingOrder} enum specifying requested sorting order. 
 * @return new instance of {@link LinkedHashMap} contained sorted entries of supplied map.
 * @author Maxim Veksler
 */
public static <K, V> LinkedHashMap<K, V> sortMapByKey(final Map<K, V> map, final SortingOrder sortingOrder) {
    Comparator<Map.Entry<K, V>> comparator = new Comparator<Entry<K,V>>() {
        public int compare(Entry<K, V> o1, Entry<K, V> o2) {
            return comparableCompare(o1.getKey(), o2.getKey(), sortingOrder);
        }
    };

    return sortMap(map, comparator);
}

/**
 * Sort a map by it's values.
 *  
 * @param sortingOrder {@link SortingOrder} enum specifying requested sorting order. 
 * @return new instance of {@link LinkedHashMap} contained sorted entries of supplied map.
 * @author Maxim Veksler
 */
public static <K, V> LinkedHashMap<K, V> sortMapByValue(final Map<K, V> map, final SortingOrder sortingOrder) {
    Comparator<Map.Entry<K, V>> comparator = new Comparator<Entry<K,V>>() {
        public int compare(Entry<K, V> o1, Entry<K, V> o2) {
            return comparableCompare(o1.getValue(), o2.getValue(), sortingOrder);
        }
    };

    return sortMap(map, comparator);
}

@SuppressWarnings("unchecked")
private static <T> int comparableCompare(T o1, T o2, SortingOrder sortingOrder) {
    int compare = ((Comparable<T>)o1).compareTo(o2);

    switch (sortingOrder) {
    case ASCENDING:
        return compare;
    case DESCENDING:
        return (-1) * compare;
    }

    return 0;
}

/**
 * Sort a map by supplied comparator logic.
 *  
 * @return new instance of {@link LinkedHashMap} contained sorted entries of supplied map.
 * @author Maxim Veksler
 */
public static <K, V> LinkedHashMap<K, V> sortMap(final Map<K, V> map, final Comparator<Map.Entry<K, V>> comparator) {
    // Convert the map into a list of key,value pairs.
    List<Map.Entry<K, V>> mapEntries = new LinkedList<Map.Entry<K, V>>(map.entrySet());

    // Sort the converted list according to supplied comparator.
    Collections.sort(mapEntries, comparator);

    // Build a new ordered map, containing the same entries as the old map.  
    LinkedHashMap<K, V> result = new LinkedHashMap<K, V>(map.size() + (map.size() / 20));
    for(Map.Entry<K, V> entry : mapEntries) {
        // We iterate on the mapEntries list which is sorted by the comparator putting new entries into 
        // the targeted result which is a sorted map. 
        result.put(entry.getKey(), entry.getValue());
    }

    return result;
}

/**
 * Sorting order enum, specifying request result sort behavior.
 * @author Maxim Veksler
 *
 */
public static enum SortingOrder {
    /**
     * Resulting sort will be from smaller to biggest.
     */
    ASCENDING,
    /**
     * Resulting sort will be from biggest to smallest.
     */
    DESCENDING
}

For sure the solution of Stephen is really great, but for those who can't use Guava:

Here's my solution for sorting by value a map. This solution handle the case where there are twice the same value etc...

// If you want to sort a map by value, and if there can be twice the same value:

// here is your original map
Map<String,Integer> mapToSortByValue = new HashMap<String, Integer>();
mapToSortByValue.put("A", 3);
mapToSortByValue.put("B", 1);
mapToSortByValue.put("C", 3);
mapToSortByValue.put("D", 5);
mapToSortByValue.put("E", -1);
mapToSortByValue.put("F", 1000);
mapToSortByValue.put("G", 79);
mapToSortByValue.put("H", 15);

// Sort all the map entries by value
Set<Map.Entry<String,Integer>> set = new TreeSet<Map.Entry<String,Integer>>(
        new Comparator<Map.Entry<String,Integer>>(){
            @Override
            public int compare(Map.Entry<String,Integer> obj1, Map.Entry<String,Integer> obj2) {
                Integer val1 = obj1.getValue();
                Integer val2 = obj2.getValue();
                // DUPLICATE VALUE CASE
                // If the values are equals, we can't return 0 because the 2 entries would be considered
                // as equals and one of them would be deleted (because we use a set, no duplicate, remember!)
                int compareValues = val1.compareTo(val2);
                if ( compareValues == 0 ) {
                    String key1 = obj1.getKey();
                    String key2 = obj2.getKey();
                    int compareKeys = key1.compareTo(key2);
                    if ( compareKeys == 0 ) {
                        // what you return here will tell us if you keep REAL KEY-VALUE duplicates in your set
                        // if you want to, do whatever you want but do not return 0 (but don't break the comparator contract!)
                        return 0;
                    }
                    return compareKeys;
                }
                return compareValues;
            }
        }
);
set.addAll(mapToSortByValue.entrySet());


// OK NOW OUR SET IS SORTED COOL!!!!

// And there's nothing more to do: the entries are sorted by value!
for ( Map.Entry<String,Integer> entry : set ) {
    System.out.println("Set entries: " + entry.getKey() + " -> " + entry.getValue());
}




// But if you add them to an hashmap
Map<String,Integer> myMap = new HashMap<String,Integer>();
// When iterating over the set the order is still good in the println...
for ( Map.Entry<String,Integer> entry : set ) {
    System.out.println("Added to result map entries: " + entry.getKey() + " " + entry.getValue());
    myMap.put(entry.getKey(), entry.getValue());
}

// But once they are in the hashmap, the order is not kept!
for ( Integer value : myMap.values() ) {
    System.out.println("Result map values: " + value);
}
// Also this way doesn't work:
// Logic because the entryset is a hashset for hashmaps and not a treeset
// (and even if it was a treeset, it would be on the keys only)
for ( Map.Entry<String,Integer> entry : myMap.entrySet() ) {
    System.out.println("Result map entries: " + entry.getKey() + " -> " + entry.getValue());
}


// CONCLUSION:
// If you want to iterate on a map ordered by value, you need to remember:
// 1) Maps are only sorted by keys, so you can't sort them directly by value
// 2) So you simply CAN'T return a map to a sortMapByValue function
// 3) You can't reverse the keys and the values because you have duplicate values
//    This also means you can't neither use Guava/Commons bidirectionnal treemaps or stuff like that

// SOLUTIONS
// So you can:
// 1) only sort the values which is easy, but you loose the key/value link (since you have duplicate values)
// 2) sort the map entries, but don't forget to handle the duplicate value case (like i did)
// 3) if you really need to return a map, use a LinkedHashMap which keep the insertion order

The exec: http://www.ideone.com/dq3Lu

Le résultat:

Set entries: E -> -1
Set entries: B -> 1
Set entries: A -> 3
Set entries: C -> 3
Set entries: D -> 5
Set entries: H -> 15
Set entries: G -> 79
Set entries: F -> 1000
Added to result map entries: E -1
Added to result map entries: B 1
Added to result map entries: A 3
Added to result map entries: C 3
Added to result map entries: D 5
Added to result map entries: H 15
Added to result map entries: G 79
Added to result map entries: F 1000
Result map values: 5
Result map values: -1
Result map values: 1000
Result map values: 79
Result map values: 3
Result map values: 1
Result map values: 3
Result map values: 15
Result map entries: D -> 5
Result map entries: E -> -1
Result map entries: F -> 1000
Result map entries: G -> 79
Result map entries: A -> 3
Result map entries: B -> 1
Result map entries: C -> 3
Result map entries: H -> 15

Hope it will help some folks


Here is an OO solution (ie, doesn't use static methods):

import java.util.Collections;
import java.util.Comparator;
import java.util.HashMap;
import java.util.Iterator;
import java.util.LinkedList;
import java.util.LinkedHashMap;
import java.util.List;
import java.util.Map;

public class SortableValueMap<K, V extends Comparable<V>>
  extends LinkedHashMap<K, V> {
  public SortableValueMap() { }

  public SortableValueMap( Map<K, V> map ) {
    super( map );
  }

  public void sortByValue() {
    List<Map.Entry<K, V>> list = new LinkedList<Map.Entry<K, V>>( entrySet() );

    Collections.sort( list, new Comparator<Map.Entry<K, V>>() {
      public int compare( Map.Entry<K, V> entry1, Map.Entry<K, V> entry2 ) {
        return entry1.getValue().compareTo( entry2.getValue() );
      }
    });

    clear();

    for( Map.Entry<K, V> entry : list ) {
      put( entry.getKey(), entry.getValue() );
    }
  }

  private static void print( String text, Map<String, Double> map ) {
    System.out.println( text );

    for( String key : map.keySet() ) {
      System.out.println( "key/value: " + key + "/" + map.get( key ) );
    }
  }

  public static void main( String[] args ) {
    SortableValueMap<String, Double> map =
      new SortableValueMap<String, Double>();

    map.put( "A", 67.5 );
    map.put( "B", 99.5 );
    map.put( "C", 82.4 );
    map.put( "D", 42.0 );

    print( "Unsorted map", map );
    map.sortByValue();
    print( "Sorted map", map );
  }
}

Hereby donated to the public domain.


If you have duplicate keys and only a small set of data (<1000) and your code is not performance critical you can just do the following:

Map<String,Integer> tempMap=new HashMap<String,Integer>(inputUnsortedMap);
LinkedHashMap<String,Integer> sortedOutputMap=new LinkedHashMap<String,Integer>();

for(int i=0;i<inputUnsortedMap.size();i++){
    Map.Entry<String,Integer> maxEntry=null;
    Integer maxValue=-1;
    for(Map.Entry<String,Integer> entry:tempMap.entrySet()){
        if(entry.getValue()>maxValue){
            maxValue=entry.getValue();
            maxEntry=entry;
        }
    }
    tempMap.remove(maxEntry.getKey());
    sortedOutputMap.put(maxEntry.getKey(),maxEntry.getValue());
}

inputUnsortedMap is the input to the code.

The variable sortedOutputMap will contain the data in decending order when iterated over. To change order just change > to a < in the if statement.

Is not the fastest sort but does the job without any additional dependencies.


Instead of using Collections.sort as some do I'd suggest using Arrays.sort . Actually what Collections.sort does is something like this:

public static <T extends Comparable<? super T>> void sort(List<T> list) {
    Object[] a = list.toArray();
    Arrays.sort(a);
    ListIterator<T> i = list.listIterator();
    for (int j=0; j<a.length; j++) {
        i.next();
        i.set((T)a[j]);
    }
}

It just calls toArray on the list and then uses Arrays.sort . This way all the map entries will be copied three times: once from the map to the temporary list (be it a LinkedList or ArrayList), then to the temporary array and finally to the new map.

My solution ommits this one step as it does not create unnecessary LinkedList. Here is the code, generic-friendly and performance-optimal:

public static <K, V extends Comparable<? super V>> Map<K, V> sortByValue(Map<K, V> map) 
{
    @SuppressWarnings("unchecked")
    Map.Entry<K,V>[] array = map.entrySet().toArray(new Map.Entry[map.size()]);

    Arrays.sort(array, new Comparator<Map.Entry<K, V>>() 
    {
        public int compare(Map.Entry<K, V> e1, Map.Entry<K, V> e2) 
        {
            return e1.getValue().compareTo(e2.getValue());
        }
    });

    Map<K, V> result = new LinkedHashMap<K, V>();
    for (Map.Entry<K, V> entry : array)
        result.put(entry.getKey(), entry.getValue());

    return result;
}

Since TreeMap<> does not work for values that can be equal, I used this:

private <K, V extends Comparable<? super V>> List<Entry<K, V>> sort(Map<K, V> map)     {
    List<Map.Entry<K, V>> list = new LinkedList<Map.Entry<K, V>>(map.entrySet());
    Collections.sort(list, new Comparator<Map.Entry<K, V>>() {
        public int compare(Map.Entry<K, V> o1, Map.Entry<K, V> o2) {
            return o1.getValue().compareTo(o2.getValue());
        }
    });

    return list;
}

You might want to put list in a LinkedHashMap , but if you're only going to iterate over it right away, that's superfluous...


Some simple changes in order to have a sorted map with pairs that have duplicate values. In the compare method (class ValueComparator) when values are equal do not return 0 but return the result of comparing the 2 keys. Keys are distinct in a map so you succeed to keep duplicate values (which are sorted by keys by the way). So the above example could be modified like this:

    public int compare(Object a, Object b) {

        if((Double)base.get(a) < (Double)base.get(b)) {
          return 1;
        } else if((Double)base.get(a) == (Double)base.get(b)) {
          return ((String)a).compareTo((String)b);
        } else {
          return -1;
        }
      }
    }

This is a variation of Anthony's answer, which doesn't work if there are duplicate values:

public static <K, V extends Comparable<V>> Map<K, V> sortMapByValues(final Map<K, V> map) {
    Comparator<K> valueComparator =  new Comparator<K>() {
        public int compare(K k1, K k2) {
            final V v1 = map.get(k1);
            final V v2 = map.get(k2);

            /* Not sure how to handle nulls ... */
            if (v1 == null) {
                return (v2 == null) ? 0 : 1;
            }

            int compare = v2.compareTo(v1);
            if (compare != 0)
            {
                return compare;
            }
            else
            {
                Integer h1 = k1.hashCode();
                Integer h2 = k2.hashCode();
                return h2.compareTo(h1);
            }
        }
    };
    Map<K, V> sortedByValues = new TreeMap<K, V>(valueComparator);
    sortedByValues.putAll(map);
    return sortedByValues;
}

Note that it's rather up in the air how to handle nulls.

One important advantage of this approach is that it actually returns a Map, unlike some of the other solutions offered here.


This is just too complicated. Maps were not supposed to do such job as sorting them by Value. The easiest way is to create your own Class so it fits your requirement.

In example lower you are supposed to add TreeMap a comparator at place where * is. But by java API it gives comparator only keys, not values. All of examples stated here is based on 2 Maps. One Hash and one new Tree. Which is odd.

The example:

Map<Driver driver, Float time> map = new TreeMap<Driver driver, Float time>(*);

So change the map into a set this way:

ResultComparator rc = new ResultComparator();
Set<Results> set = new TreeSet<Results>(rc);

You will create class Results ,

public class Results {
    private Driver driver;
    private Float time;

    public Results(Driver driver, Float time) {
        this.driver = driver;
        this.time = time;
    }

    public Float getTime() {
        return time;
    }

    public void setTime(Float time) {
        this.time = time;
    }

    public Driver getDriver() {
        return driver;
    }

    public void setDriver (Driver driver) {
        this.driver = driver;
    }
}

and the Comparator class:

public class ResultsComparator implements Comparator<Results> {
    public int compare(Results t, Results t1) {
        if (t.getTime() < t1.getTime()) {
            return 1;
        } else if (t.getTime() == t1.getTime()) {
            return 0;
        } else {
            return -1;
        }
    }
}

This way you can easily add more dependencies.

And as the last point I'll add simple iterator:

Iterator it = set.iterator();
while (it.hasNext()) {
    Results r = (Results)it.next();
    System.out.println( r.getDriver().toString
        //or whatever that is related to Driver class -getName() getSurname()
        + " "
        + r.getTime()
        );
}




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