[R] Sorting in R

gb gb at stat.umu.se
Wed Jun 21 16:44:54 CEST 2000

On Wed, 21 Jun 2000, Art Salwin wrote:

> How do you sort one vector using another vector as a sort
> key?  Sort of equivalent
> to sorting rows of a spreadsheet using one of its columns as
> key.  Here's a simple example:
> name<-c("Joe","Sue","Mary")
> age<-c(22, 57, 13)
> zipcode<-(50854, 20617, 91234)
> If we sort the name vector in zipcode order we should get
> mary, joe, sue
> If we sort name in age order we should get sue, joe, mary
> Having secondary keys to break ties would be nice, as would
> the ability to sort (in this example)
> all 3 vectors at once.
> Any help appreciated.


> ?order


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