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Niki
Niki on 12 Jun 2012
I would like to sort a matrix included of alphabet and values for example a matrix with 10 columns or more the first column is included letter the second is included letter the third is included letter and the rest are values
I would like to know how to sort them based on for example first column then how to sort them based on second column and so on?
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Niki
Niki on 12 Jun 2012
for example
based on the first column
but I want to be flexible for example if I want to sort them from the second column, I would like to be able to do that

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Thomas
Thomas on 12 Jun 2012
A =
'abc' 'dmf' 'jkl' [1x3 double] [1x3 double] [1x3 double]
'pqr' 'abc' 'jkl' [1x3 double] [1x3 double] [1x3 double]
If you want to sort based on first column use
sortrows(A,1) % sort the entire row based on column1
sortrows(A,2) % sort the entire row based on column2 and so on..
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Thomas
Thomas on 12 Jun 2012
A{1,1}
ans =
abc

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Michael
Michael on 12 Jun 2012
Check the function called sortrows(matrix, column). It might be helpful for what you want to do.

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