[Tugindia] sort the information
Thu, 16 Jan 2003 14:37:30 +0530 (IST)
On Thu, 16 Jan 2003, Baskaran.K wrote:
> Dear sirs,
> While I compiIe tex file, I extract some information from tex file to some
> new file name; named "*.lis". After the extraction, I wish to sort the
> information before the compilation over.
> Any package available for this purpose.
> Kindly request your advice
> Baskaran nk
There is a package "texsort.sty" available which implements
array like commands. This also include a command to sort a list
of numbers. But for this, I am not aware of any standard packages
that can be used for sorting alphabets. Usually LaTeX make use of
the auxiliary programs like "makeindex" because they are very efficient.
You can find a style-file "sortedlist.sty" in the downloads section at
"http://www.linuxtexnics.com" which could be useful. This was written
for a special purpose and has certain limitations like, it sorts only
the first 10 characters, it ignores any accents, it only takes the
labels in to account, etc. However for us it was sufficient to sort a list
of around 130 names and addresses. The version we used will be uploaded
Hope the above will be of some use to you.
Mithran K. S.