Author rhettinger
Recipients Windson Yang, francismb, rhettinger, steven.daprano
Date 2019-02-16.17:44:35
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> We can return the smallest value from the **table** instead
> of the code below.

Internally, that does too much work and then throws most of it away.

The difference between Counter(data).most_common()[1] and Counter(data).most_common(1) is that the former materializes the entire items iterator into a list and does a full sort, while the latter is memory friendly and makes a single pass with min().
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