Sorting strings

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*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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