Overview for Sort

Use Sort to sort the values in one or more columns of data. You can sort according to the values in more than one column, and in ascending or descending order.

In this worksheet, columns C3 and C4 were created by sorting the data in columns C1 and C2 by the values in column C2.
C1 C2 C3 C4
Length Machine Sorted Length Sorted Machine
15.2 D 13.4 A
13.4 A 17.9 A
12.6 B 12.6 B
17.9 A 14.5 C
14.5 C 15.2 D
11.2 D 11.2 D

For more information, go to How Minitab sorts data.

Where to find this command

  • Mac: Data > Sort
  • PC: DATA > Sort

When to use an alternate command

If you want to assign ranks to values in a column from the smallest value to the largest value, use Rank.

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