Java TreeMap Comparator

You can not sort TreeMap on values.

A Red-Black tree based NavigableMap implementation. The map is sorted according to the natural ordering of its keys, or by a Comparator provided at map creation time, depending on which constructor is used You will need to provide comparator for Comparator<? super K> so your comparator should compare on keys.

To provide sort on values you will need SortedSet. Use

SortedSet<Map.Entry<String, Double>> sortedset = new TreeSet<Map.Entry<String, Double>>(
            new Comparator<Map.Entry<String, Double>>() {
                public int compare(Map.Entry<String, Double> e1,
                        Map.Entry<String, Double> e2) {
                    return e1.getValue().compareTo(e2.getValue());


To give you an example

    SortedMap<String, Double> myMap = new TreeMap<String, Double>();
    myMap.put("a", 10.0);
    myMap.put("b", 9.0);
    myMap.put("c", 11.0);
    myMap.put("d", 2.0);


  [d=2.0, b=9.0, a=10.0, c=11.0]

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