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Re: Sort a List, in a List of Lists of Lists

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  • Subject: [mg113802] Re: Sort a List, in a List of Lists of Lists
  • From: Patrick Scheibe <pscheibe at trm.uni-leipzig.de>
  • Date: Sun, 14 Nov 2010 06:06:24 -0500 (EST)

Hi,

it's the function Map:

l = {{{1, 2}, {2, 1}, {1, 1}}, {{1, 1}, {1, 1}, {1, 2}}, {{2, 1}, {2, 
     2}, {1, 2}}, {{2, 2}, {1, 2}, {2, 2}}, {{1, 1}, {2, 1}, {1, 
     2}}, {{1, 2}, {2, 2}, {2, 2}}};
Map[Sort, l, {-2}]

Cheers
Patrick

On Sat, 2010-11-13 at 00:59 -0500, leigh.pascoe at inserm.fr wrote:
> Dear Mathgroup,
> 
> I have a lsit of Lists of Lists:
> 
> {{{1,2},{2,1},{1,1}},{{1,1},{1,1},{1,2}},{{2,1},{2,2},{1,2}},{{2,2},{1,2},{2,2}},{{1,1},{2,1},{1,2}},{{1,2},{2,2},{2,2}}}
> 
> I would like to sort the elements in the lowest level of brackets to give
> 
> {{{1, 2}, {1, 2}, {1, 1}}, {{1, 1}, {1, 1}, {1, 2}}, {{1, 2}, {2,
>     2}, {1, 2}}, {{2, 2}, {1, 2}, {2, 2}}, {{1, 1}, {1, 2}, {1,
>     2}}, {{1, 2}, {2, 2}, {2, 2}}}
> 
> i.e retaining the same structure with the paired elements in the 
> original order. I can't seem to get the syntax right to do this apart 
> from the obvious
> 
> {{Sort[{1, 2}], Sort[{2, 1}], Sort[{1, 1}]}, {Sort[{1, 1}],
>    Sort[{1, 1}], Sort[{1, 2}]}, {Sort[{2, 1}], Sort[{2, 2}],
>    Sort[{1, 2}]}, {Sort[{2, 2}], Sort[{1, 2}],
>    Sort[{2, 2}]}, {Sort[{1, 1}], Sort[{2, 1}],
>    Sort[{1, 2}]}, {Sort[{1, 2}], Sort[{2, 2}], Sort[{2, 2}]}}
> 
> I must have a blind spot for the correct command. Can someone please 
> help me with what should be a straightforward sort. As I want to carry 
> this out on several hundred thousand pairs I need a more efficient 
> command. Thanks in advance.
> 
> LP
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