sorting multiple lists by first number


    Aug 12 2008 | 2:43 pm
    Hi,
    Is there any way I can sort several pairs of numbers by the first number in each pair. So that
    2 1
    4 2
    5 3
    1 4
    3 5
    can become
    1 4
    2 1
    3 5
    4 2
    5 3
    ??
    Thanks in advance,
    Jay

    • Aug 12 2008 | 2:50 pm
    • Aug 12 2008 | 2:54 pm
      damn i'm still using the outdated 4.5
    • Aug 12 2008 | 2:58 pm
      look at the "sort" message to coll.
      M
      On Aug 12, 2008, at 10:43, Jay Bodley wrote:
      >
      > Hi,
      >
      > Is there any way I can sort several pairs of numbers by the first
      > number in each pair. So that
      >
      > 2 1
      > 4 2
      > 5 3
      > 1 4
      > 3 5
      >
      > can become
      >
      > 1 4
      > 2 1
      > 3 5
      > 4 2
      > 5 3
      >
      > ??
      >
      > Thanks in advance,
      > Jay
    • Aug 12 2008 | 3:30 pm
      oh yes, that's right. thank you.