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Re: Strange behavior of Sort

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg12976] Re: [mg12941] Strange behavior of Sort
  • From: Sean Ross <seanross at worldnet.att.net>
  • Date: Sun, 28 Jun 1998 02:52:01 -0400
  • References: <199806240744.DAA03200@smc.vnet.net.>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Edward Neuman 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.
> 
> Edward Neuman

What would you like it to do instead?  I think that
{1,1/Sqrt[2],-Sqrt[2]} is in proper order from greatest to smallest
already.


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