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msbstar 03-21-2011 12:59 PM

How to Sort Columns of Data (descending to ascending)?
 
Hello Everybody,

I have an ASCII file containing 3 Columns of descending data as
flollows:
.
.
.
3277.233 | 9.032167E-16 | 5.354040E-16
3276.725 | 1.825813E-15 | 7.552098E-16
3276.211 | 2.472245E-15 | 8.826818E-16
3275.699 | 2.943001E-16 | 3.192112E-16
3275.188 | 1.921011E-15 | 5.618553E-16
3274.677 | 1.089351E-15 | 4.211239E-16
.
.
.

I want to sort them in ascending order.

Does anybody know how to do it in Ubuntu 10.4.

I would be very grateful for any help.

With best regards,
Hassan

szboardstretcher 03-21-2011 01:01 PM

Code:

sort filename
If thats not what you want:
Code:

sort --reverse filename

msbstar 03-21-2011 01:04 PM

Thanks,

But how can I save it in a new file?

thanks

colucix 03-21-2011 01:04 PM

If the file is already sorted, the problem reduces to reversing the file:
Code:

tac file

szboardstretcher 03-21-2011 01:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by msbstar (Post 4298218)
Thans,

But how can I save it in a new file?

thanks

Code:

sort filename > newfilename.txt

sort -r filename > newfilename.txt

tac filename > newfilename.txt


msbstar 03-21-2011 01:08 PM

Thanks Everyone for Helping.


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