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Re: st: minor complaint


From   Jeph Herrin <stata@spandrel.net>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: minor complaint
Date   Sun, 18 Jul 2010 16:33:40 -0400

That's it - learn something new every day.

thanks,
Jeph


On 7/18/2010 2:49 PM, Tirthankar Chakravarty wrote:
Maybe you can use numlists for this task?

*********************************
  local mylist 0.5 2.5 12 9 7 2 23 32
  numlist "`mylist'", sort
  di "`r(numlist)'"
*********************************


2010/7/19 Jeph Herrin<stata@spandrel.net>:
Is there an obvious reason why the list directives
for locals include a -sort- for text but not a -sort-
for numbers?

  local mylist 0.5 2.5 12
  local mylist : list sort mylist
  macro list _mylist

Many tasks involve sorting lists, it would be a lot
easier if I did not always need to write a bubble sort.

Or is there another way to easily sort a numeric list
stored in macro?

cheers,
Jeph




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