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

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg124063] Re: Default sort of vector is by "complexity" of expression!!?????*From*: Mark McClure <mcmcclur at unca.edu>*Date*: Sat, 7 Jan 2012 05:24:19 -0500 (EST)*Delivered-to*: l-mathgroup@mail-archive0.wolfram.com*References*: <201201060914.EAA26817@smc.vnet.net>

On Fri, Jan 6, 2012 at 4:14 AM, Chris Young <cy56 at comcast.net> wrote: > Why on earth is that the default?? How is that possibly of any use? Well, how would you propose to order the following list? a = 1; b = 1.0; c = Pi; d = N[Pi]; e = N[Pi, 100]; f = x /. First[Solve[Cos[x] == x, x, Reals]]; g = x; h = x^2; i = GegenbauerC[10, x]; j = WeierstrassP[1, {1, I}]; k = Plot[x^2, {x, 0, 1}]; Sort[{a, b, c, d, e, f, g, h, i, j, k}] As you sent at least four queries from you on this topic yesterday, in increasing order of exasperation, you might be interested in the stackexhange proposal for a mathematica group: http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/37304/mathematica Mark McClure

**References**:**Default sort of vector is by "complexity" of expression!!?????***From:*Chris Young <cy56@comcast.net>