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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.


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