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Re: sort list

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  • Subject: [mg47239] Re: sort list
  • From: "Peter Pein" <no at>
  • Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2004 02:59:43 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <c4be1n$702$>
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"Guibout" <guibout at> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
news:c4be1n$702$1 at
> Hi,
> 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. In other word if
> x2<x3<x1 I want Mathematica to produce:
> {{something2,x2},{something3,x3},{something1,x1}}
> Thanks for your help
> Vincent

In[1]:= First /@ Sort[{{works, 3}, {yes, 1}, {it, 2}}, #1[[-1]] < #2[[-1]]
Out[1]= {yes, it, works}

Peter Pein, Berlin
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