Re: Sorting coefficients

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• Subject: [mg124050] Re: Sorting coefficients
• From: "jf.alcover" <jf.alcover at gmail.com>
• Date: Sat, 7 Jan 2012 05:19:49 -0500 (EST)
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```On 6 jan, 10:15, Chris Young <c... at comcast.net> wrote:
> I'm trying to get my points sorted first by rows first. But I'm having
> trouble figuring out how to do the kind of double sorting I need with
> Sort. SortBy seems very hard to figure out and I'm not sure if it's
> what I need here.
>
> I've just got a hexagonal layout of point coordinates, with another one
> on the origin, and I'm trying to sort everything from lower left to
> upper right. I.e., the usual ordering of going through the bottom row
> from left to right, then through the middle row from left to right, etc.
>
> Any help appreciated.
>
> Chris Young
> c... at comcast.net
>
> In[1043]:= Prepend[
>  Table[{Re, Im}[ E^(k (2 \[Pi])/6 I)] // Through, {k, 0, 5}], {0, 0}]
>
> Out[1043]= {{0, 0}, {1, 0}, {1/2, Sqrt[3]/2}, {-(1/2), Sqrt[3]/
>   2}, {-1, 0}, {-(1/2), -(Sqrt[3]/2)}, {1/2, -(Sqrt[3]/2)}}
>
> In[1046]:= Sort[%1043, #1[[2]] < #2[[2]] &]
>
> Out[1046]= {{1/2, -(Sqrt[3]/2)}, {-(1/2), -(Sqrt[3]/2)}, {-1, 0}, {1,
>   0}, {0, 0}, {-(1/2), Sqrt[3]/2}, {1/2, Sqrt[3]/2}}
>
> In[1073]:= Sort[%1046, #1[[2]] < #2[[2]] &]
>
> Out[1073]= {{-(1/2), -(Sqrt[3]/2)}, {1/2, -(Sqrt[3]/2)}, {0, 0}, {1,
>   0}, {-1, 0}, {1/2, Sqrt[3]/2}, {-(1/2), Sqrt[3]/2}}

My suggestion :

In[1]:=  t=Prepend[Table[{Re,Im}[E^(k (2 \[Pi])/6 I)]//Through,{k,
0,5}],{0,0}];

In[2]:= myLess[{x1_,y1_},{x2_,y2_}]:=Which[y1<y2, True, y1>y2, False,
True,
Which[x1<x2, True, x1>x2, False, True, False]]

In[3]:=  Sort[t,myLess]
Out[3]= {{-(1/2), -(Sqrt[3]/2)}, {1/2, -(Sqrt[3]/2)}, {-1, 0}, {0, 0},
{1, 0}, {-(1/2), Sqrt[3]/2},
{1/2, Sqrt[3]/2}}

hth

```

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