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Array.sortBy<'T,'Key> Function (F#)

Sorts the elements of an array, using the given projection for the keys and returning a new array. Elements are compared using Operators.compare.

Namespace/Module Path: Microsoft.FSharp.Collections.Array

Assembly: FSharp.Core (in FSharp.Core.dll)

// Signature:
Array.sortBy : ('T -> 'Key) -> 'T [] -> 'T [] (requires comparison)

// Usage:
Array.sortBy projection array


Type: 'T -> 'Key

The function to transform array elements into the type that is compared.


Type: 'T []

The input array.

The sorted array.

This is not a stable sort, that is, the original order of equal elements is not necessarily preserved. For a stable sort, consider using Seq.sort.

This function is named SortBy in compiled assemblies. If you are accessing the function from a language other than F#, or through reflection, use this name.

The following code illustrates the use of Array.sortBy.

let sortedArray2 = Array.sortBy (fun elem -> abs elem) [|1; 4; 8; -2; 5|]
printfn "%A" sortedArray2


[|1; -2; 4; 5; 8|]

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP x64 SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008 SP2, Windows Server 2003 SP2

F# Runtime

Supported in: 2.0, 4.0


Supported in: 3

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