       Re: Sorting complex points

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• Subject: [mg55882] Re: Sorting complex points
• From: "Jens-Peer Kuska" <kuska at informatik.uni-leipzig.de>
• Date: Sat, 9 Apr 2005 03:55:17 -0400 (EDT)
• Organization: Uni Leipzig
• References: <d356km\$ovn\$1@smc.vnet.net>
• Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

```Hi,

data = Table[phi = Random[Real, {0, 2Pi}];
Cos[phi] + I*Sin[phi], {10}];

indexPos[z_, {i_}] := Module[{x = Re[z], y =
Im[z]},
{Point[{x, y}], Text[i, {x, y}, {-1, -1}]}]

Show[Graphics[
MapIndexed[indexPos, data], AspectRatio ->
Automatic]]

and now sort the points

sorted = Sort[data, Arg[#1] < Arg[#2] &];

Show[Graphics[
MapIndexed[indexPos, sorted], AspectRatio ->
Automatic]]

Regards

Jens

"OT" <montoz at iol.it> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
news:d356km\$ovn\$1 at smc.vnet.net...
> Hi all,
>
> I'm trying to sort lists of random complex
> points on the unit circle
> using their angles as criterion to sort them: I
> mean, if
> z=Cos[a]+I*Sin[a] and w=Cos[b]+I*Sin[b](
> 0<=a,b<2*Pi ),
> I want z<w if a<b;
>
> how can i do that?
>
> I tried to define Angle[z] as a piecewise
> funztion, but I still don't
> understand how to use it with Sort...
>
> Thanks,
>
> andrea
>

```

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