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Re: Sorting of words

From: SZABO Sandor
Subject: Re: Sorting of words
Date: Fri, 25 Feb 2000 17:53:44 +0000

Gabriel Panzenboeck wrote:

> On Fri, 25 Feb 2000, SZABO Sandor wrote:
> > Dear Octave users,
> >
> > I use Octave 2.0.16 and I have the following problem. I want to sort
> > alphabetically the words: "apple", "dog", "long". I tried with SORT
> > function without success. How can I solve this problem?
> a quick and dirty solution:
> a=['dog';'long';'apple']
> [s,i]=sort(toascii(a(:,1)))
> b=a(i,:)
> g.
> | address@hidden

Thanks for your answer. However there is a little problem.
In this special case your program works well. When I typed 'adog',
'along','aapple' instead of 'dog','long','apple' it produced a wrong
b =


Could you modify your "dirty solution" for general case?
          Sandor Szabo

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