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Hello,

I want to sort numbers in an array.

for example :

#include <array.au3>
local $array[4] = ["14","23","3","2.50"]
_ArraySort($array)
_ArrayDisplay($array)

The result is 

14

2.50

23

3

Is it normal ?

Is there a way to have the correct sort ?

2.50

3

14

23

Thank you.

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You are sorting string, not numbers. Hence you get lexicographic order, not numerical order.


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Xerixm

That result is quite normal - the items are being sorted as ASCII strings because that is how you have stored them. ;)

Store them as numbers and you get the result you were expecting:

#include <Array.au3>

Local $array[4] = ["14", "23", "3", "2.50"] ; Strings
_ArraySort($array)
_ArrayDisplay($array) ; Sorted as strings

Local $array[4] = [14, 23, 3, 2.50] ; Numbers
_ArraySort($array)
_ArrayDisplay($array) ; Sorted as numbers
All clear? :)

M23


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ArrayMultiColSort ---- Sort arrays on multiple columns
ChooseFileFolder ---- Single and multiple selections from specified path treeview listing
Date_Time_Convert -- Easily convert date/time formats, including the language used
ExtMsgBox --------- A highly customisable replacement for MsgBox
GUIExtender -------- Extend and retract multiple sections within a GUI
GUIFrame ---------- Subdivide GUIs into many adjustable frames
GUIListViewEx ------- Insert, delete, move, drag, sort, edit and colour ListView items
GUITreeViewEx ------ Check/clear parent and child checkboxes in a TreeView
Marquee ----------- Scrolling tickertape GUIs
NoFocusLines ------- Remove the dotted focus lines from buttons, sliders, radios and checkboxes
Notify ------------- Small notifications on the edge of the display
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You are sorting string, not numbers. Hence you get lexicographic order, not numerical order.

 

Exact, my example is not complete.

It must be something like :

#include <array.au3>
local $array[4] = ["A "& 14,"A "& 23,"A "& 3,"A "& 2.50]
_ArraySort($array)
_ArrayDisplay($array)

 

And i would like to have :

A 2.5

A 3

A 14

A 23

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Xerix,

 

Exact, my example is not complete

And so you completely waste the time of the 3 people who responded because you cannot be bothered to provide all the necessary information - bravo! :mad2:

So now let us ask a few more questions so that we do not waste any more:

- 1. Will the prefix always be "A" or can it change?

- 2a. If it is always "A" why bother to store it in the array if you know you want to sort the suffix values numerically? Just add it when you extract the values.

- 2b. If it is not always "A" how do you want the items sorted in respect of the prefix value?

And, of course, anything else you can think of that might help us. ;)

M23


Any of my own code posted anywhere on the forum is available for use by others without any restriction of any kind._______My UDFs:

Spoiler

ArrayMultiColSort ---- Sort arrays on multiple columns
ChooseFileFolder ---- Single and multiple selections from specified path treeview listing
Date_Time_Convert -- Easily convert date/time formats, including the language used
ExtMsgBox --------- A highly customisable replacement for MsgBox
GUIExtender -------- Extend and retract multiple sections within a GUI
GUIFrame ---------- Subdivide GUIs into many adjustable frames
GUIListViewEx ------- Insert, delete, move, drag, sort, edit and colour ListView items
GUITreeViewEx ------ Check/clear parent and child checkboxes in a TreeView
Marquee ----------- Scrolling tickertape GUIs
NoFocusLines ------- Remove the dotted focus lines from buttons, sliders, radios and checkboxes
Notify ------------- Small notifications on the edge of the display
Scrollbars ----------Automatically sized scrollbars with a single command
StringSize ---------- Automatically size controls to fit text
Toast -------------- Small GUIs which pop out of the notification area

 

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Have a look at _ArrayNaturalSort() by wraithdu - it's always proven robust for me (rather useful for keeping filenames in the appropriate order).  It's not the fastest thing (especially on larger 2D arrays, which is to be expected), but it works.

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#8 ·  Posted (edited)

Relax Melba23, do not drink as much coffee ;) 

Just kidding. :D 

The prefix can change.

The idea is to sort in first the text and after the number

Example :

A 1

A 2.5

A 14

A 23

AB 3

B 4.5

C 2

...

Edited by Xerix

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Have a look at _ArrayNaturalSort() by wraithdu - it's always proven robust for me (rather useful for keeping filenames in the appropriate order).  It's not the fastest thing (especially on larger 2D arrays, which is to be expected), but it works.

 

Thank you Kilmatead, i will look this

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Xerix,

In that case I would use my _ArrayMultiColSort UDF and do this:

#include "ArrayMultiColSort.au3"

Global $aArray[7][2] = [ _
                    ["A", 14], _
                    ["AB", 3], _
                    ["C", 2], _
                    ["B", 4.5], _
                    ["A", 23], _
                    ["A", 2.5], _
                    ["A", 1]]

_ArrayDisplay($aArray, "Original", Default, 8)

Global $aSortData[2][2] = [[0, 0], [1, 0]] ; Sort both columns in ascending order

_ArrayMultiColSort($aArray, $aSortData)

_ArrayDisplay($aArray, "Sorted", Default, 8)
Now you have everything sorted as you wish. :)

M23

P.S. And my coffee intake is minimal. ;)


Any of my own code posted anywhere on the forum is available for use by others without any restriction of any kind._______My UDFs:

Spoiler

ArrayMultiColSort ---- Sort arrays on multiple columns
ChooseFileFolder ---- Single and multiple selections from specified path treeview listing
Date_Time_Convert -- Easily convert date/time formats, including the language used
ExtMsgBox --------- A highly customisable replacement for MsgBox
GUIExtender -------- Extend and retract multiple sections within a GUI
GUIFrame ---------- Subdivide GUIs into many adjustable frames
GUIListViewEx ------- Insert, delete, move, drag, sort, edit and colour ListView items
GUITreeViewEx ------ Check/clear parent and child checkboxes in a TreeView
Marquee ----------- Scrolling tickertape GUIs
NoFocusLines ------- Remove the dotted focus lines from buttons, sliders, radios and checkboxes
Notify ------------- Small notifications on the edge of the display
Scrollbars ----------Automatically sized scrollbars with a single command
StringSize ---------- Automatically size controls to fit text
Toast -------------- Small GUIs which pop out of the notification area

 

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Thank you Melba, 

I will look at your UDF


 

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