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Date:         Thu, 22 Apr 2004 14:56:17 GMT
Reply-To:     "(2B) || !(2B) Arin Chaudhuri" <spam@SPAM.NET>
Sender:       "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From:         "(2B) || !(2B) Arin Chaudhuri" <spam@SPAM.NET>
Organization: Road Runner - NC
Subject:      Re: Unusual sorting problem
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Richard A. DeVenezia wrote: > Richard A. DeVenezia wrote: [snip] > The normal sort is not what I want. > I need unusual sort such that rows within each by group of y are be ordered > by x, but the order is ascending and descending depending on y. Y is a > sequence 1,2,3,4... > y=1 x's=-5 to 5 > y=2 x's=5 to -5 > y=3 x's=-5 to 5 > y=4 x's=5 to -5 > ... > > (Think of an old bidirectional dot matrix printer, one line was printed > moving left to right and the next line was printed moving right to left.) >

data foo; retain seed 654321; do y = 1 to 38; do x = -5 to 5; satellite = ranuni(seed); disorder = ranuni(seed); output; end; end; run;

data bar; set foo; sortvar=(2*mod(y,2)-1)*_n_; run;

proc sort data=bar out=sorted_foo(drop=sortvar); by y sortvar; run;

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