Re: Strange behavior of Sort

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg12970] Re: [mg12941] Strange behavior of Sort*From*: BobHanlon at aol.com*Date*: Sun, 28 Jun 1998 02:51:57 -0400*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Edward, While the list is numeric, it is not composed of numbers. Provide the sort criteria that you want: Sort[li, N[#1] < N[#2] & ] Bob Hanlon In a message dated 6/24/98 7:52:22 AM, edneuman at siu.edu wrote: >In Mathematica 3.0: > >In[5]:= >li={1/Sqrt[2], 1, -Sqrt[2]}; > >In[7]:= >Sort[li]//InputForm > >Out[7]//InputForm= >{1, 1/Sqrt[2], -Sqrt[2]} > >Sort doesn't work properly on this list.