ASORT sorts an array or cell array of alphanumeric strings numerically rather than in ascii dictionary order
strings are divided into three different categories, which are returned in separate cells
- numerically sorted strings that contain only one readable number
- ascii dictionary order sorted strings that contain more than one readable or invalid numbers
- ascii dictionary order sorted strings that contain no numbers
> help asort
for explanations and options
this sorter can be used, for instance, to sort files with numerical extensions, eg,
look at the accompanying published m-file for a few examples
us (2024). asort: a pedestrian alphanumeric string sorter (https://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/fileexchange/7212-asort-a-pedestrian-alphanumeric-string-sorter), MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .
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a previous revision 12/12/05 apparently never made it online (thanks to tom muylle for stumbling onto this omission!); the resubmission has the ver tag 13-Dec-2006 18:29:17