Sun, 16 Jan 2000 14:04:15 -0800 (PST)
> Message: 4
> Date: Sat, 15 Jan 2000 21:15:57 -0600 (CST)
> From: Ben Beuchler <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: Python Tutor <email@example.com>
> Subject: [Tutor] Sorting
> Any good references on sorting techniques? I don't have the programming
> background to be familiar with even the most basic algorithms...
> To start with, I just need to be able to sort a file of about 150 or so
> lines based on different columns on each line...
The Art of Computer Programing (Vol 3: Searching and Sorting) is all about
sorting techniques. It's one of the authoritative references. If you
just want to sort a file, however, lists have a sorting routine. On Page
48 of Learning Python:
L = ['eat, 'more', 'SPAM', 'please']
-> ['SPAM', 'eat', 'more', 'please']
and another example is on page 247 of Learning Python.