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Re: Sort problem

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg56343] Re: Sort problem
  • From: "Carl K. Woll" <carlw at u.washington.edu>
  • Date: Fri, 22 Apr 2005 06:23:33 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: University of Washington
  • References: <d47suf$54n$1@smc.vnet.net>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

<konstantpi at mail15.com> wrote in message news:d47suf$54n$1 at smc.vnet.net...
> Hi
> How to sort two lists such as:
> age={30,12,60,20};
> pple={"john","kate","peter","alice"};
>
> to give the output:
> age={12,20,30,60}
> pple={"kate","alice","john","peter"}
>
> ie: to keep every person opposite his age number.
> thanks
>

Use Ordering.

ord=Ordering[age];
age=age[[ord]]
pple=pple[[ord]]

will do what you want.

Carl Woll 



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