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

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• 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)
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```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

```

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