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Sorting strings

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  • Subject: [mg123101] Sorting strings
  • From: Themis Matsoukas <tmatsoukas at me.com>
  • Date: Wed, 23 Nov 2011 07:07:21 -0500 (EST)
  • Delivered-to: l-mathgroup@mail-archive0.wolfram.com

Sorting this list of strings 

{"a1", "a2", "a20", "a12"} // Sort

I get

{"a1", "a12", "a2", "a20"}

but I would like the numerals to be sorted as numbers, i.e., as

{"a1", "a2", "a12",  "a20"}

Is this possible or do I have to rename "a1" into "a01" etc?

Thanks

Themis



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