sort file removing duplicates possible?



  • @Patrick

    sorry, don’t know the term “accent insensitive” , what does it mean?
    For example that è is the same as e?

    Can you provide example data (just need a couple of lines) to see if it is working correctly?
    The speed test I will do with the easylist text.

    Cheers
    Claudia



  • I can envision the following specification for a general purpose script (goes beyond what @patrickdrd has asked for):

    • sort lines case sensitive, keep duplicate lines
    • sort lines case sensitive, remove duplicate lines
    • sort lines case sensitive, keep duplicate lines, reverse order on the sort
    • sort lines case sensitive, remove duplicate lines, reverse order on the sort
    • sort lines case insensitive, keep duplicate lines
    • sort lines case insensitive, remove duplicate lines
    • sort lines case insensitive, keep duplicate lines, reverse order on the sort
    • sort lines case insensitive, remove duplicate lines, reverse order on the sort
    • no sort, remove duplicate lines (case sensitive)
    • no sort, remove duplicate lines (case insensitive)

    A selection active when invoking should define:

    • lines to be affected (only those touched by selection vertically); act on all lines if no selection
    • columns to be used as the sort key (if rectangular selection use the selected columns as the sort key; if zero-width rect selection consider the key to start at the selection column out to the end of the variable-length lines)

    Probably I’ve forgotten something important to this “sort” of thing…

    :-D



  • @Claudia-Frank said:

    @Patrick

    sorry, don’t know the term “accent insensitive” , what does it mean?
    For example that è is the same as e?

    Can you provide example data (just need a couple of lines) to see if it is working correctly?
    The speed test I will do with the easylist text.

    Cheers
    Claudia

    yes, exactly that



  • OK - let’s see what we can do.

    Cheers
    Claudia



  • @Scott-Sumner

    …the following spec…

    Hey Scott! You did forget some things! How about when removing duplicates, we need the options to:

    • keep one occurrence of a duplicated line (when sorting)
    • keep no occurrences of a duplicated line (when sorting or not sorting)
    • keep LAST occurrence of a duplicated line (when not sorting)
    • keep FIRST occurrence of a duplicated line (when not sorting)


  • @Scott-Sumner

    ahh - sorry too late - specs already defined for version 1 you need to open a feature request for version 2 :-D

    Cheers
    Claudia



  • You can find the 1st version of the script here.

    In order to make it run there are two requirements, apart from the obvious one that you need to have python script plugin installed, which needs to be full-filled.

    1.) be sue you have either installed the full package or download and unzip the TclTk into the NPP_INSTALL_DIR. Latest releases

    2.) in order to make the “accent insensitive” feature working it is needed to install a python library called unidecode.
    Unzip the .whl package into NPP_INSTALL_DIR\plugins\lib\

    To check both requirements, open the python script console and do the following commands

     import Tkinter
     import unidecode
    

    If you don’t see any errors - done.
    Usage is simple - run the script and check the different options.

    What should work is

    • sort/delete duplicates on whole text (aka nothing is selected)
    • sort/delete duplicates on vertically selected text

    not supported yet:

    • sort/delete duplicates on rectangular selection

    Cheers
    Claudia

    Btw. I spent most of the time creating this ugly window - so if someone wants to create a nicer gui - please go for it. I’m not really good in designing UIs.



  • tkinter doesn’t work:

    Python 2.7.6-notepad++ r2 (default, Apr 21 2014, 19:26:54) [MSC v.1600 32 bit (Intel)]
    Initialisation took 219ms
    Ready.

    import Tkinter
    Traceback (most recent call last):
    File “<console>”, line 1, in <module>
    ImportError: No module named Tkinter
    Traceback (most recent call last):
    File “D:\Utilities\PortableApps\Notepad++\plugins\PythonScript\scripts\Sorter.py”, line 5, in <module>
    import Tkinter as tk
    ImportError: No module named Tkinter



  • I found out something else, about that easylist file,
    textfx’s case insensitive sort results in 69234 entries,
    which is the same as ue’s result!



  • Hello, @patrickdrd, and All,

    Well, I must complete my previous post !

    • Firstly, I realized that your list, below, is constantly updated ( Last modified: 02 Jun 2018 08:09 UTC )

    https://easylist.to/easylist/easylist.txt

    So, today, this list contains 69917 lines


    • Secondly, when performing the regex S/R, we must consider, both, sensitive and insensitive search => The two search regexes :

    Regex A : (?-is)(^.+\R)\1+

    Regex B : (?i-s)(^.+\R)\1+

    give, after sorting and removing duplicates with the regex, a file containing :

    A 69852 lines ( so, 65 lines deleted, in 56 matches )

    B 69817 lines ( so, 100 lines deleted, in 88 matches )


    • Thirdly, we, also, must take in account the possibility that the sort, itself, is run in a sensitive or insensitive way !

    Natively, Notepad++ sort text, according to the Unicode value ( code-point ) of characters ( a kind of sensitive sort ! ) whereas some other text editors may consider these two case options, leading to different results !

    For instance, using the RJ TextEd software, here are the differences with a simple list of three-characters strings ( 1 x ‘ABC’, 2 x ‘AbC’, 3 x ‘Abc’,1 x ‘DEF’, 3 x ‘DEf’, 2 x ‘aBC’, 3 x ‘aBc’, 3 x ‘dEF’ and 3 x ‘def’ )

                    •-----------------------•---------------------------•
                    |    with Notepad++     |      with RJ TextEd       |
    •---------------•-----------------------•---------------------------•
    |  Before Sort  |  After UNICODE Sort   |   After SENSITIVE Sort    |
    •---------------•-----------------------•---------------------------•
    |      Abc      |          ABC          |            AbC            |
    |      Abc      |          AbC          |            aBC            |
    |      DEf      |          AbC          |            aBc            |
    |      AbC      |          Abc          |            Abc            |
    |      aBc      |          Abc          |            ABC            |
    |      dEF      |          Abc          |            aBC            |
    |      aBc      |          DEF          |            Abc            |
    |      DEf      |          DEf          |            AbC            |
    |      aBC      |          DEf          |            aBc            |
    |      def      |          DEf          |            aBc            |
    |      AbC      |          aBC          |            Abc            |
    |      def      |          aBC          |            DEf            |
    |      def      |          aBc          |            dEF            |
    |      ABC      |          aBc          |            dEF            |
    |      Abc      |          aBc          |            DEf            |
    |      DEF      |          dEF          |            dEF            |
    |      aBc      |          dEF          |            DEf            |
    |      dEF      |          dEF          |            def            |
    |      dEF      |          def          |            DEF            |
    |      DEf      |          def          |            def            |
    |      aBC      |          def          |            def            |
    •---------------•-----------------------•---------------------------•
    

    So, it’s easy to understand that removing consecutive duplicates, after the sort, with the regexes above, will, necessarily, give results totally different, depending of the software used :-(


    • Fourthly, sort may give different results, after being run several times, one after another. For instance, with RJ TextEd, running 6 times the insensitive sort on the 3 character list above, I was left with 3 sets of data ( 4 times, identical to the sensitive sort and two other lists !! Luckily, as for Notepad++, its Unicode sort always give identical results :-))

    That’s why, @patrickdrd, it’s very difficult, finally, to compare results between different softwares, at each piece have its own behavior !

    Cheers,

    guy038

    P.S. :

    Here are the results of my tests :

    1) With Notepad++ and RJ TextEd, using sensitive sort :

    •---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------•
    |                                      with Notepad++ Features                                      |
    •---------------•-------------------------•---------------------------•-----------------------------•
    |  Before Sort  |  After Sensitive Sort   |  After Sensitive Regex +  |  After INsensitive Regex +  |
    |               |                         |  Suppression Duplicates   |   Suppression Duplicates    |
    •---------------•-------------------------•---------------------------•-----------------------------•
    |      Abc      |           ABC           |            ABC            |             ABC             |
    |      Abc      |           AbC           |            AbC            |             DEF             |
    |      DEf      |           AbC           |            Abc            |             aBC             |
    |      AbC      |           Abc           |            DEF            |             dEF             |
    |      aBc      |           Abc           |            DEf            |                             |
    |      dEF      |           Abc           |            aBC            |                             |
    |      aBc      |           DEF           |            aBc            |                             |
    |      DEf      |           DEf           |            dEF            |                             |
    |      aBC      |           DEf           |            def            |                             |
    |      def      |           DEf           |                           |                             |
    |      AbC      |           aBC           |                           |                             |
    |      def      |           aBC           |                           |                             |
    |      def      |           aBc           |                           |                             |
    |      ABC      |           aBc           |                           |                             |
    |      Abc      |           aBc           |                           |                             |
    |      DEF      |           dEF           |                           |                             |
    |      aBc      |           dEF           |                           |                             |
    |      dEF      |           dEF           |                           |                             |
    |      dEF      |           def           |                           |                             |
    |      DEf      |           def           |                           |                             |
    |      aBC      |           def           |                           |                             |
    •---------------•-------------------------•---------------------------•-----------------------------•
    
    
    •---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------•
    |                                       with RJ TextEd Features                                     |
    •---------------•-------------------------•---------------------------•-----------------------------•
    |  Before Sort  |  After Sensitive Sort   |  After Sensitive Regex +  |  After INsensitive Regex +  |
    |               |                         |  Suppression Duplicates   |   Suppression Duplicates    |
    •---------------•-------------------------•---------------------------•-----------------------------•
    |      Abc      |           AbC           |            AbC            |             AbC             |
    |      Abc      |           aBC           |            aBC            |             DEf             |
    |      DEf      |           aBc           |            aBc            |                             |
    |      AbC      |           Abc           |            Abc            |                             |
    |      aBc      |           ABC           |            ABC            |                             |
    |      dEF      |           aBC           |            aBC            |                             |
    |      aBc      |           Abc           |            Abc            |                             |
    |      DEf      |           AbC           |            AbC            |                             |
    |      aBC      |           aBc           |            aBc            |                             |
    |      def      |           aBc           |            Abc            |                             |
    |      AbC      |           Abc           |            DEf            |                             |
    |      def      |           DEf           |            dEF            |                             |
    |      def      |           dEF           |            DEf            |                             |
    |      ABC      |           dEF           |            dEF            |                             |
    |      Abc      |           DEf           |            DEf            |                             |
    |      DEF      |           dEF           |            def            |                             |
    |      aBc      |           DEf           |            DEF            |                             |
    |      dEF      |           def           |            def            |                             |
    |      dEF      |           DEF           |                           |                             |
    |      DEf      |           def           |                           |                             |
    |      aBC      |           def           |                           |                             |
    •---------------•-------------------------•---------------------------•-----------------------------•
    

    2) When running, several times, an insensitive sort, with RJ TextEd, I obtained 3 different lists :

    • The first one was identical to the table just above, which uses a sensitive sort

    • The two others are listed below !

    •---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------•
    |                                       with RJ TextEd Features                                     |
    •---------------•-------------------------•---------------------------•-----------------------------•
    |  Before Sort  |  After INsensitive Sort |  After Sensitive Regex +  |  After INsensitive Regex +  |
    |               |                         |  Suppression Duplicates   |   Suppression Duplicates    |
    •---------------•-------------------------•---------------------------•-----------------------------•
    |      Abc      |          ABC            |            ABC            |             ABC             |
    |      Abc      |          AbC            |            AbC            |             dEF             |
    |      DEf      |          aBC            |            aBC            |                             |
    |      AbC      |          aBC            |            aBc            |                             |
    |      aBc      |          aBc            |            Abc            |                             |
    |      dEF      |          Abc            |            AbC            |                             |
    |      aBc      |          AbC            |            aBc            |                             |
    |      DEf      |          aBc            |            Abc            |                             |
    |      aBC      |          Abc            |            aBc            |                             |
    |      def      |          Abc            |            dEF            |                             |
    |      AbC      |          aBc            |            DEf            |                             |
    |      def      |          dEF            |            def            |                             |
    |      def      |          dEF            |            dEF            |                             |
    |      ABC      |          DEf            |            DEF            |                             |
    |      Abc      |          DEf            |            def            |                             |
    |      DEF      |          DEf            |                           |                             |
    |      aBc      |          def            |                           |                             |
    |      dEF      |          def            |                           |                             |
    |      dEF      |          dEF            |                           |                             |
    |      DEf      |          DEF            |                           |                             |
    |      aBC      |          def            |                           |                             |
    •---------------•-------------------------•---------------------------•-----------------------------•
    
    
    •---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------•
    |                                       with RJ TextEd Features                                     |
    •---------------•-------------------------•---------------------------•-----------------------------•
    |  Before Sort  |  After INsensitive Sort |  After Sensitive Regex +  |  After INsensitive Regex +  |
    |               |                         |  Suppression Duplicates   |   Suppression Duplicates    |
    •---------------•-------------------------•---------------------------•-----------------------------•
    |      Abc      |          ABC            |           ABC             |            ABC              |
    |      Abc      |          AbC            |           AbC             |            dEF              |
    |      DEf      |          aBC            |           aBC             |                             |
    |      AbC      |          aBC            |           aBc             |                             |
    |      aBc      |          aBc            |           Abc             |                             |
    |      dEF      |          Abc            |           aBc             |                             |
    |      aBc      |          aBc            |           AbC             |                             |
    |      DEf      |          AbC            |           Abc             |                             |
    |      aBC      |          Abc            |           aBc             |                             |
    |      def      |          Abc            |           dEF             |                             |
    |      AbC      |          aBc            |           DEf             |                             |
    |      def      |          dEF            |           def             |                             |
    |      def      |          dEF            |           DEF             |                             |
    |      ABC      |          dEF            |           DEf             |                             |
    |      Abc      |          DEf            |                           |                             |
    |      DEF      |          DEf            |                           |                             |
    |      aBc      |          def            |                           |                             |
    |      dEF      |          def            |                           |                             |
    |      dEF      |          def            |                           |                             |
    |      DEf      |          DEF            |                           |                             |
    |      aBC      |          DEf            |                           |                             |
    •---------------•-------------------------•---------------------------•-----------------------------•
    


  • Patrick, did you downlaod and unzip the TclTk into the
    NPP_INSTALL_DIR ? (in your case into D:\Utilities\PortableApps\Notepad++)

    If so, can you run the following in the python script console

    import sys; print '\n'.join(sys.path) 
    

    and post the output?

    Did the unidecode library installation work?

    Cheers
    Claudia



  • This post is deleted!


  • yes, unidecode works fine, import command works



  • @patrickdrd

    what does the sys.path report?

    Cheers
    Claudia



  • D:\Utilities\PortableApps\Notepad++\plugins\PythonScript\lib
    D:\Utilities\PortableApps\Notepad++\plugins\Config\PythonScript\lib
    D:\Utilities\PortableApps\Notepad++\plugins\PythonScript\scripts
    D:\Utilities\PortableApps\Notepad++\plugins\Config\PythonScript\scripts
    D:\Utilities\PortableApps\Notepad++\plugins\PythonScript\lib\lib-tk
    D:\Utilities\PortableApps\Notepad++\python27.zip
    D:\Utilities\PortableApps\Notepad++\DLLs
    D:\Utilities\PortableApps\Notepad++\lib
    D:\Utilities\PortableApps\Notepad++\lib\plat-win
    D:\Utilities\PortableApps\Notepad++\lib\lib-tk
    D:\Utilities\PortableApps\Notepad++



  • The correct one is

    D:\Utilities\PortableApps\Notepad++\plugins\PythonScript\lib\lib-tk

    but those

    D:\Utilities\PortableApps\Notepad++\lib
    D:\Utilities\PortableApps\Notepad++\lib\plat-win
    D:\Utilities\PortableApps\Notepad++\lib\lib-tk

    are strange, could it be that you unzipped only part of tk packages into
    D:\Utilities\PortableApps\Notepad++\ ?

    Can you check if you have the following files under D:\Utilities\PortableApps\Notepad++\plugins\PythonScript\lib\lib-tk

    Canvas.py
    Dialog.py
    FileDialog.py
    FixTk.py
    ScrolledText.py
    SimpleDialog.py
    Tix.py
    tkColorChooser.py
    tkCommonDialog.py
    Tkconstants.py
    Tkdnd.py
    tkFileDialog.py
    tkFont.py
    Tkinter.py
    tkMessageBox.py
    tkSimpleDialog.py
    ttk.py
    turtle.py

    You might see additional files with extension pyc - that’s ok.

    If you do have the files, delete the D:\Utilities\PortableApps\Notepad++\lib directory.
    If you don’t have the files under D:\Utilities\PortableApps\Notepad++\lib\lib-tk but
    within D:\Utilities\PortableApps\Notepad++\lib then cut D:\Utilities\PortableApps\Notepad++\lib and paste it into
    D:\Utilities\PortableApps\Notepad++\plugins\PythonScript\

    Cheers
    Claudia



  • I can’t find either D:\Utilities\PortableApps\Notepad++\plugins\PythonScript\lib\lib-tk or D:\Utilities\PortableApps\Notepad++\lib folder in explorer!



  • so how did you install Tcl/Tk libraries?

    Cheers
    Claudia



  • I extracted the zip of course, the folder you say is in:
    d:\Utilities\PortableApps\Notepad++\plugins\PythonScript\lib\tcl\lib-tk\

    both in zip file and my explorer!



  • I’ve just read guy038’s post and I’m more confused :S

    I downloaded the file again and now it’s Last modified: 02 Jun 2018 16:00 UTC
    and 69930 results,
    sorting with insensitive (ue and textfx) yields 69284 and the output should be similar,
    so I should be satisfied by that consensus I guess?


Log in to reply