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How to arrange names in alphabetical order

Asked by Judith Amulen on 5 Apr 2011
Hey how do i use matlab to arrange names in alphabetical order? a code would be of great help.

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Answer by Davide Ferraro on 5 Apr 2011

You can use the SORT command:
An example:
names = {'gamma', 'beta', 'alpha'};
sort(names)
ans =
'alpha' 'beta' 'gamma'

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Answer by Walter Roberson
on 5 Apr 2011

Arranging names in alphabetical order is a complex topic which depends greatly upon the local rules of what "alphabetical order" mean. For example, in Canadian English, "Judith Amulen" is alphabetically after "Judith de Adele" which in turn is alphabetically after "Judith von Abless" because the prepositions "de" and "von" are not considered to be part of the sorting order.
Where does "ll" sort in Spanish? Where does the German "fat-s" sort? å sorts between z and the next letter in Swedish but sorts last in Norwegian. How do you sort Chinese alphabetically ?

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