# Sorting 2D Vector in C++ | Set 2 (In descending order by row and column)

We have discussed some of the cases of sorting 2D vector in below set 1.

Sorting 2D Vector in C++ | Set 1 (By row and column)

More cases are discussed in this article

**Case 3 : To sort a particular row of 2D vector in descending order**

This type of sorting arranges a selected row of 2D vector in descending order . This is achieved by using “sort()” and passing iterators of 1D vector as its arguments.

`// C++ code to demonstrate sorting of a` `// row of 2D vector in descending order` `#include<iostream>` `#include<vector> // for 2D vector` `#include<algorithm> // for sort()` `using` `namespace` `std;` ` ` `int` `main()` `{` ` ` `// Initializing 2D vector "vect" with` ` ` `// values` ` ` `vector< vector<` `int` `> > vect{{3, 5, 1},` ` ` `{4, 8, 6},` ` ` `{7, 2, 9}};` ` ` `// Number of rows;` ` ` `int` `m = vect.size();` ` ` ` ` `// Number of columns (Assuming all rows` ` ` `// are of same size). We can have different` ` ` `// sizes though (like Java).` ` ` `int` `n = vect[0].size();` ` ` ` ` `// Displaying the 2D vector before sorting` ` ` `cout << ` `"The Matrix before sorting 1st row is:\n"` `;` ` ` `for` `(` `int` `i=0; i<m; i++)` ` ` `{` ` ` `for` `(` `int` `j=0; j<n ;j++)` ` ` `cout << vect[i][j] << ` `" "` `;` ` ` `cout << endl;` ` ` `}` ` ` ` ` `// Use of "sort()" for sorting first row` ` ` `sort(vect[0].rbegin(), vect[0].rend());` ` ` ` ` `// Displaying the 2D vector after sorting` ` ` `cout << ` `"The Matrix after sorting 1st row is:\n"` `;` ` ` `for` `(` `int` `i=0; i<m; i++)` ` ` `{` ` ` `for` `(` `int` `j=0; j<n ;j++)` ` ` `cout << vect[i][j] << ` `" "` `;` ` ` `cout << endl;` ` ` `}` ` ` ` ` `return` `0;` `}` |

Output:

The Matrix before sorting 1st row is: 3 5 1 4 8 6 7 2 9 The Matrix after sorting 1st row is: 5 3 1 4 8 6 7 2 9

**Case 4 : To sort the entire 2D vector on basis of a particular column in descending order.**

In this type of sorting 2D vector is entirely sorted on basis of a chosen column in descending order. For example if the chosen column is second, the row with greatest value in second column becomes first row, second greatest value in second column becomes second row, and so on.

{3, 5, 1},

{4, 8, 6},

{7, 2, 9};

After sorting this matrix by second column, we get

{4, 8, 6} // Row with greatest value in second column

{3, 5, 1} // Row with second greatest value in second column

{7, 2, 9}

This is achieved by passing a third argument in “sort()” as a call to user defined explicit function.

`// C++ code to demonstrate sorting of a` `// 2D vector on basis of a column in` `// descending order` `#include<iostream>` `#include<vector> // for 2D vector` `#include<algorithm> // for sort()` `using` `namespace` `std;` ` ` `// Driver function to sort the 2D vector` `// on basis of a particular column in ` `// descending order` `bool` `sortcol( ` `const` `vector<` `int` `>& v1,` ` ` `const` `vector<` `int` `>& v2 ) {` ` ` `return` `v1[1] > v2[1];` `}` ` ` `int` `main()` `{` ` ` `// Initializing 2D vector "vect" with` ` ` `// values` ` ` `vector< vector<` `int` `> > vect{{3, 5, 1},` ` ` `{4, 8, 6},` ` ` `{7, 2, 9}};` ` ` ` ` `// Number of rows;` ` ` `int` `m = vect.size();` ` ` ` ` `// Number of columns (Assuming all rows` ` ` `// are of same size). We can have different` ` ` `// sizes though (like Java).` ` ` `int` `n = vect[0].size();` ` ` ` ` `// Displaying the 2D vector before sorting` ` ` `cout << ` `"The Matrix before sorting is:\n"` `;` ` ` `for` `(` `int` `i=0; i<m; i++)` ` ` `{` ` ` `for` `(` `int` `j=0; j<n ;j++)` ` ` `cout << vect[i][j] << ` `" "` `;` ` ` `cout << endl;` ` ` `} ` ` ` ` ` `// Use of "sort()" for sorting on basis` ` ` `// of 2nd column in descending order` ` ` `sort(vect.begin(), vect.end(),sortcol);` ` ` ` ` `// Displaying the 2D vector after sorting` ` ` `cout << ` `"The Matrix after sorting is:\n"` `;` ` ` `for` `(` `int` `i=0; i<m; i++)` ` ` `{` ` ` `for` `(` `int` `j=0; j<n ;j++)` ` ` `cout << vect[i][j] << ` `" "` `;` ` ` `cout << endl;` ` ` `}` ` ` `return` `0;` `}` |

Output:

The Matrix before sorting is: 3 5 1 4 8 6 7 2 9 The Matrix after sorting is: 4 8 6 3 5 1 7 2 9

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