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natural-sort

Sorting with support for numbers, dates, unicode and more.

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natural-sort.js

Sorting with support for numbers, dates, unicode and more.

 

Default features

  • Numbers are handled properly (“2” is before “10”)
  • Dates are detected and sorted as well
  • Empty strings are after “z”
 

Usage

['10. tenth', 'odd', 1, '', '2. second'].sort(naturalSort())
// [1, '2. second', '10. tenth', 'odd', ''] 
 
[3, 4, 1, 5, 2].sort(naturalSort({direction: 'desc'}))
// [5, 4, 3, 2, 1] 
 
['a', 'B'].sort(naturalSort())
// ['a', 'B'] 
['a', 'B'].sort(naturalSort({caseSensitive: true}))
// ['B', 'a'] 
 

Installation

  1. Download the script. You can use npm or bower:
npm install natural-sort
bower install natural-sort
  1. Include the script before yours:
<script src="/bower_components/natural-sort/dist/natural-sort.js"></script>
 

Credits

The original version of this algorithm was published by Jim Palmer in this blog post.

 

License

MIT © Studio B12 GmbH