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

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  • Subject: [mg60851] Re: [mg60803] Re: Sorting Strings: How and Why so f$&!ing hard?
  • From: <bsyehuda at gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 30 Sep 2005 03:57:23 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <200509290941.FAA01042@smc.vnet.net>
  • Reply-to: bsyehuda at gmail.com
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1. The error is obvious, I'm glad you found it
2. You also should expect that if part of the elements were sorted
correctly, it is your fault.
3. And a language such as *f$&!ing*
is also not appropriate (I'm defending Mathematica here :)
regards
yehuda


On 9/29/05, Michael A. Gilchrist <mikeg at utk.edu> wrote:
>
> Nevermind, I see the problem. Sorry about wasting everyone's time
>
> Mike
>
>
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> Subject: [mg60851] [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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