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Re: Sort

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg19174] Re: Sort
  • From: Harald Giese <giese at dkrz.de>
  • Date: Tue, 10 Aug 1999 02:52:39 -0400
  • Organization: Institut fuer Meereskunde, Universitaet Hamburg
  • References: <7odl77$7of@smc.vnet.net>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Hermann Meier wrote:
>
> Sort is not reliable. Try the following (Mathematica Version 4):
>
> In[1]:=
> Sort[{0, -Sqrt[2], 5}]
>
> Out[1]=
> {0, 5, -Sqrt[2]}
> ...
>
> One has to apply N to the list to get the correct result:
> ...

Hi Hermann,

have a look at the function definition of Sort:

"Sort[list] sorts the elements of list into canonical order. "
(...)
The canonical ordering used by Mathematica is described in
Section A.3.9.
(...)


Regards,
Harald

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