asort: a pedestrian alphanumeric string sorter
Updated 13 Dec 2006
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 (2023). 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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Inspired: Customizable Natural-Order Sort, Natural-Order Filename Sort
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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