William James wrote:
> On Feb 2, 4:26 pm, Michael Sc <michael.schat... / gmail.com> wrote:
>> Thank you very much.  I did not realize  it was so simple.  Do you know
>> how to  refer to prior lines to make calculations?
>>
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> 
> a =
> [ ['alloy', 1.414],
>   ['malign', 1.732],
>   ['smudge', 2.0],
>   ['smack', 2.236]
> ]
> 
> 0.upto( a.size - 2 ) {|i|
>   puts "Change from line #{i} to line #{i+1}:\
>   #{ (a[i+1][1] - a[i][1]) / a[i][1] * 100 }%"
> }
Thank you very much.  I just had one more question about this then.  How 
would I write this to its own csv file?

require 'csv'
outfile = File.open('newfile.csv', 'wb')
x=CSV.open("oldfile.csv", "r")
x.sort_by{|a| a.values_at( 2,0,1 ) }.each{|a| outfile.print a }
outfile.close

I tried outfile.p(doesn't work), outfile.print(takes out the commas) and 
outfile.put(takes out the breaks).  I know this should be incredibly 
easy but I am clearly missing something.

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