sort: Sorting a vector-like object

Description Usage Arguments Value Note See Also Examples

Description

Sort a vector-like object into ascending or descending order.

NOTE: This man page is for the sort S4 generic function defined in the BiocGenerics package. See ?base::sort for the default method (defined in the base package). Bioconductor packages can define specific methods for objects not supported by the default method.

Usage

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sort(x, decreasing=FALSE, ...)

Arguments

x

A vector-like object.

decreasing, ...

See ?base::sort for a description of these arguments.

Value

See ?base::sort for the value returned by the default method.

Specific methods defined in Bioconductor packages should behave as consistently as possible with the default method.

Note

TO DEVELOPERS:

See note in ?BiocGenerics::order about "stable" order.

order, sort, and rank methods for specific vector-like objects should adhere to the same underlying order that should be conceptually defined as a binary relation on the set of all possible vector values. For completeness, this binary relation should also be incarnated by a <= method.

See Also

Examples

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sort  # note the dispatch on the 'x' arg only
showMethods("sort")
selectMethod("sort", "ANY")  # the default method

BiocGenerics documentation built on Nov. 17, 2017, 1:23 p.m.