[R] Double sort a data frame

Liaw, Andy andy_liaw at merck.com
Fri Feb 11 14:15:16 CET 2005

> From: Luis Ridao Cruz
> R-help,
> Long ago I asked how to sort a data frame according to one of the
> columns.
> But Iwas wondering ho I could "double sort" , i.e, sort according to
> one column and another one afterwards.
> It is quite easy in Excel but  I am unable to implemented in R.

Just as easy in R, if not easier.  Something like:

dat[order(dat$col1, dat$col2), ]
> I have searched in the R help archives and found nothing.

This has been asked (and answered) numerous times on this list.  There was a
function posted for Kevin Wright that implements a formula interface for
sorting data frames.


> Thank you in advance.
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