Default sort of vector is by "complexity" of expression!!?????

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg124023] Default sort of vector is by "complexity" of expression!!?????*From*: Chris Young <cy56 at comcast.net>*Date*: Fri, 6 Jan 2012 04:14:58 -0500 (EST)*Delivered-to*: l-mathgroup@mail-archive0.wolfram.com

Why on earth is that the default?? How is that possibly of any use? In[1114]:= hexN = hex // N Out[1114]= {{0., 0.}, {1., 0.}, {0.5, 0.866025}, {-0.5, 0.866025}, {-1., 0.}, {-0.5, -0.866025}, {0.5, -0.866025}} In[1115]:= {Part[#, 2], Part[#, 1], #} & /@ hexN Out[1115]= {{0., 0., {0., 0.}}, {0., 1., {1., 0.}}, {0.866025, 0.5, {0.5, 0.866025}}, {0.866025, -0.5, {-0.5, 0.866025}}, {0., -1., {-1., 0.}}, {-0.866025, -0.5, {-0.5, -0.866025}}, {-0.866025, 0.5, {0.5, -0.866025}}} In[1116]:= Sort[%1115] Out[1116]= {{-0.866025, -0.5, {-0.5, -0.866025}}, {-0.866025, 0.5, {0.5, -0.866025}}, {0., -1., {-1., 0.}}, {0., 0., {0., 0.}}, {0., 1., {1., 0.}}, {0.866025, -0.5, {-0.5, 0.866025}}, {0.866025, 0.5, {0.5, 0.866025}}}

**Follow-Ups**:**Re: Default sort of vector is by "complexity" of expression!!?????***From:*Mark McClure <mcmcclur@unca.edu>