Linked Questions

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Properly ordering the output of FileNames for a directory consisting of files with consecutive integer names [duplicate]

Say I have a number of files in a directory at some location (C:\dir1\dir2\dir3...), and I pull an array of strings corresponding to the file names with the command: ...
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Import image files in the order of the file name number [duplicate]

I would like to import images which are frames from a video, they are numbered, so importing them in the correct order should not be a problem... However, when I import them, by writing: ...
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Can't sort my list numerically for larger numbers than 10 e.g. 1,10,100,2 [duplicate]

I want my files names in real numerical order so 1,2,3,10,12. However it is currently putting them in order like so: 1,10,12,2,3 Input: ...
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Sort giving unexpected output! [duplicate]

I want to perform sorting on a list of strings, If i take for example the list s s = {"test9","test8","test10"}; If I perform ...
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What are the most common pitfalls awaiting new users?

As you may already know, Mathematica is a wonderful piece of software. However, it has a few characteristics that tend to confuse new (and sometimes not-so-new) users. That can be clearly seen from ...
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Is there a "precedence table" for the canonical Sort ordering?

This answer in which I wrote about the Operator Precedence Table was unexpectedly popular. That got me thinking about similar things, and I am wondering: Does an "ordering table" exist for the ...
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SortBy first element then second element, and so on?

SortBy can sort list by first element easily like so: SortBy[{{1, 6}, {1, 2, 8}, {2}}, First] and the result is: {{1, 6}, {...
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Windows Explorer Natural Order

Currently there are a list of notebooks in Windows that I am processing in a folder. Ideally I would like the notebooks to be concated in the same order as how they display in Windows Explorer. I ...
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How do I resolve the "Specified file is not a MathLink executable" in SerialIO package?

I've read and tried the previous StackExchange suggestions here about installing the SerialIO package (including placing SerialIO in the same folder as init.m and and editing the init.m file per ...
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How to sort string codes by their alpha and numeric tokens?

I have a large list of codes of the following form: codes = {"Fee.C21HJ.S4", "Fee.TOxC12.S1", "Fee.TOxC9.2 BB", "Fee.ROxC9.4", "Lag.C39"}; I would like to sort ...