# sort.associationMatrix

##### sort.associationMatrix

This function sorts an `associationMatrix`

ascendingly or descendingly by one
of its columns.

##### Usage

```
# S3 method for associationMatrix
sort(x, decreasing = TRUE, byColumn = 1, ...)
```

##### Arguments

- x
The

`associationMatrix`

object to sort.- decreasing
Whether to sort ascendingly (FALSE) or descending (TRUE).

- byColumn
Which column to sort the matrix by, as an index.

- …
Passed on to

`sort`

.

##### Details

Note that if the `associationMatrix`

contains values of different effectsizes,
the sorting may be misleading. For example, a value of Cohen's d of .45 is higher
than a value of Pearson's r of .35, and so will end up higher in a 'decreasing'
sort - even though the association represented by an r of .35 is stronger than
that represented by a d of .45.

Furthermore, only asymmetrical associationMatrices can be sorted; sorting a symmetrical association matrix would also change the order of the columns, after all.

##### Value

The `associationMatrix`

, but sorted.

##### See Also

##### Examples

```
# NOT RUN {
sort(associationMatrix(infert, y=c("parity", "age"),
x=c("induced", "case", "spontaneous"), colNames=TRUE));
# }
```

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