On 02/13/2010 10:18 AM, Andreu wrote:
> I read a line from a CSV file as the following:
>    fooone,22,114,66,125,footwo
> and I would like to sort the numbers from index
> 1 to 4, but I can't convince the sort function
> to work with integers instead of strings. The result
> of sort is always 114,125,22,66 as it is sorted by
> the first ASCII character.
> The to_i function doesn't seem to be appropiate.
> Can the sort work with int's or is only designed
> to work with strings ?
> I'm using Ruby 1.9.1 p378 with the 'new' built-in CSV.

There are two options:

1. if you want to process the data further, first convert values from 
string to int.  Then sorting will work as you expect.

2. if you only want to sort them (e.g. for printing) please have a look 
at #sort_by.

Kind regards

	robert

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