[R] lexicographic sort

Makram Talih makram.talih at yale.edu
Fri Mar 15 23:33:17 CET 2002


What is the rule R uses for lexicographical sort. For example,

sort("b","a") returns [1] "a" "b"

sort("b", " ") returns [1] " " "b"

which seems to imply a space character has priority. But

sort("jam on", "jambon") returns [1] "jambon" "jam on"

Why does the rule change? Any hints/suggestions?



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