R Error in sort int x na last na last decreasing decreasing

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Error with sort function as below.

> l = list(1,2,3,4)
> sort(l,decreasing = T)
Error in sort.int(x, na.last = na.last, decreasing = decreasing, ...) : 
  'x' must be atomic
Oct 14, 2019 in Data Analytics by ch
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hey @ch,

The sort function is used for vectors or an atomic vector. In your case, the argument passed to the list function is not atomic list.
Sort function would not throw an error if l = list(1:4) and use sort(l[[1]])
answered Oct 14, 2019 by mohan
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Use unlist function to convert the list ta a vector and then perform sort function.

sort(unlist(l),decreasing = T)
answered Oct 14, 2019 by anonymous
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