You are given information about users of your website. The information includes username, a phone number and/or an email. Write a program that takes in a list of tuples where each tuple represents information for a particular user and returns a list of lists where each sublist contains the indices of tuples containing information about the same person. For example:
[("MLGuy42", "email@example.com", "123-4567"), ("CS229DungeonMaster", "123-4567", "firstname.lastname@example.org"), ("Doomguy", "email@example.com", "firstname.lastname@example.org"), ("andrew26", "email@example.com", "firstname.lastname@example.org")]
[[0, 1, 3], ]
Since "MLGuy42", "CS229DungeonMaster" and "andrew26" are all the same person.
Each sublist in the output should be sorted and the outer list should be sorted by the first element in the sublist.
Below is the code snippet that I did for this problem. It seems to work fine, but I'm wondering if there is a better/optimized solution.
def find_duplicates(user_info): results = list() seen = dict() for i, user in enumerate(user_info): first_seen = True key_info = None for info in user: if info in seen: first_seen = False key_info = info break if first_seen: results.append([i]) pos = len(results) - 1 else: index = seen[key_info] results[index].append(i) pos = index for info in user: seen[info] = pos return results