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Sorting of a Vector in R Programming – sort() Function
  • Last Updated : 05 Jun, 2020

sort() function in R Language is used to sort a vector by its values. It takes Boolean value as argument to sort in ascending or descending order.

Syntax:
sort(x, decreasing, na.last)

Parameters:
x: Vector to be sorted
decreasing: Boolean value to sort in descending order
na.last: Boolean value to put NA at the end

Example 1:




# R program to sort a vector
  
# Creating a vector
x <- c(7, 4, 3, 9, 1.2, -4, -5, -8, 6, NA)
  
# Calling sort() function
sort(x)

Output:

[1] -8.0 -5.0 -4.0  1.2  3.0  4.0  6.0  7.0  9.0

Example 2:




# R program to sort a vector
  
# Creating a vector
x <- c(7, 4, 3, 9, 1.2, -4, -5, -8, 6, NA)
  
# Calling sort() function
# to print in decreasing order
sort(x, decreasing = TRUE)
  
# Calling sort() function
# to print NA at the end
sort(x, na.last = TRUE)

Output:

[1]  9.0  7.0  6.0  4.0  3.0  1.2 -4.0 -5.0 -8.0
[1] -8.0 -5.0 -4.0  1.2  3.0  4.0  6.0  7.0  9.0   NA
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