Re: Sorting Strings: How and Why so f$&!ing hard?

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg60803] Re: Sorting Strings: How and Why so f$&!ing hard?*From*: "Michael A. Gilchrist" <mikeg at utk.edu>*Date*: Thu, 29 Sep 2005 05:41:13 -0400 (EDT)*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Nevermind, I see the problem. Sorry about wasting everyone's time Mike ---------- Forwarded message ---------- Subject: [mg60803] Sorting Strings: How and Why so f$&!ing hard? Hi, I'm trying to sort the following list. I eventually resorted to doing it by hand but would like to know why Mathematica's sort won't do it. In[1]= Sort[{"AG17.TXT", "BM14.TXT", "CC03.TXT", "GP21.TXT", "IG06.TXT", "SDR19.TXT, AG18.TXT", "CA09.TXT", "CC04.TXT", "GP22.TXT", "PK07.TXT", "SDR20.TXT, BM13.TXT", "CA10.TXT", "CD15.TXT", "IG05.TXT", "PK08.TXT"}] Out[1]= {"AG17.TXT", "BM14.TXT", "CA09.TXT", "CA10.TXT", "CC03.TXT", "CC04.TXT", "CD15.TXT", "GP21.TXT", "GP22.TXT", "IG05.TXT", "IG06.TXT", "PK07.TXT", "PK08.TXT", "SDR19.TXT, AG18.TXT", "SDR20.TXT, BM13.TXT"} Should this really be so hard? Mike

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