BiocGenerics (version 0.18.0)

sort: Sorting a vector-like object


Sort a vector-like object into ascending or descending order.

NOTE: This man page is for the sort S4 generic function defined in the BiocGenerics package. See ?base::sort for the default method (defined in the base package). Bioconductor packages can define specific methods for objects not supported by the default method.


sort(x, decreasing=FALSE, ...)


A vector-like object.
decreasing, ...
See ?base::sort for a description of these arguments.


See ?base::sort for the value returned by the default method.Specific methods defined in Bioconductor packages should behave as consistently as possible with the default method.

See Also

  • base::sort for the default sort method.

  • showMethods for displaying a summary of the methods defined for a given generic function.

  • selectMethod for getting the definition of a specific method.

  • sort,Vector-method in the S4Vectors package for an example of a specific sort method (defined for Vector objects).

  • BiocGenerics for a summary of all the generics defined in the BiocGenerics package.


Run this code
sort  # note the dispatch on the 'x' arg only
selectMethod("sort", "ANY")  # the default method

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