List your largest installed packages (on Debian/Ubuntu)

dpkg-query --show --showformat='${Package;-50}\t${Installed-Size}\n' `aptitude --display-format '%p' search '?installed!?automatic'` | sort -k 2 -n | grep -v deinstall | awk '{printf "%.3f MB \t %s\n", $2/(1024), $1}'
The other commands were good, but they included packages that were installed and then removed. This command only shows packages that are currently installed, sorts smallest to largest, and formats the sizes to be human readable.
Sample Output
0.021 MB         php5
0.025 MB         libjpeg8
0.025 MB         libjpeg-progs
0.025 MB         ttf-droid
0.026 MB         ubuntu-restricted-addons
0.028 MB         apache2
0.028 MB         libperl5.14
. . .
49.584 MB        thunderbird
142.796 MB       linux-image-3.2.0-49-generic
156.440 MB       google-chrome-stable
195.852 MB       nvidia-current

2013-07-26 23:18:20

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