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Re: sort list

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  • Subject: [mg47215] Re: sort list
  • From: Marcus Stollsteimer <marcus314 at>
  • Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2004 02:57:36 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <c4be1n$702$>
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  mysort[list_] := list[[Ordering[list[[All, 2]]]]]
  mysort[list_] := Sort[list, OrderedQ[{#1[[2]],#2[[2]]}]&]

should do the job:

  In = {{a, 2}, {b, 1}, {c, 3}} // mysort
  Out= {{b, 1}, {a, 2}, {c, 3}}

(You could also look for "Sort" in the online help...)


Guibout wrote:
> I have a list of the form
> {{something1,x1},{something2,x2},{something3,x3}} where x1,x2, x3
> {{are
> numbers. I want to sort this list with respect to xi.

Art, all art, is merely an expression of something. -- W. Allen

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