#
# The Alphanum Algorithm is an improved sorting algorithm for strings
# containing numbers. Instead of sorting numbers in ASCII order like
# a standard sort, this algorithm sorts numbers in numeric order.
#
# The Alphanum Algorithm is discussed at http://www.DaveKoelle.com
#
#* Python implementation provided by Chris Hulan (chris.hulan@gmail.com)
#* Distributed under same license as original
#
# This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or
# modify it under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public
# License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either
# version 2.1 of the License, or any later version.
#
# This library is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
# but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
# MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU
# Lesser General Public License for more details.
#
# You should have received a copy of the GNU Lesser General Public
# License along with this library; if not, write to the Free Software
# Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301 USA
#
import re
#
# TODO: Make decimal points be considered in the same class as digits
#
def chunkify(str):
"""return a list of numbers and non-numeric substrings of +str+
the numeric substrings are converted to integer, non-numeric are left as is
"""
chunks = re.findall("(\d+|\D+)",str)
chunks = [re.match('\d',x) and int(x) or x for x in chunks] #convert numeric strings to numbers
return chunks
def alphanum(a,b):
"""breaks +a+ and +b+ into pieces and returns left-to-right comparison of the pieces
+a+ and +b+ are expected to be strings (for example file names) with numbers and non-numeric characters
Split the values into list of numbers and non numeric sub-strings and so comparison of numbers gives
Numeric sorting, comparison of non-numeric gives Lexicographic order
"""
# split strings into chunks
aChunks = chunkify(a)
bChunks = chunkify(b)
return cmp(aChunks,bChunks) #built in comparison works once data is prepared
if __name__ == "__main__":
unsorted = ["1000X Radonius Maximus","10X Radonius","200X Radonius","20X Radonius","20X Radonius Prime","30X Radonius","40X Radonius","Allegia 50 Clasteron","Allegia 500 Clasteron","Allegia 51 Clasteron","Allegia 51B Clasteron","Allegia 52 Clasteron","Allegia 60 Clasteron","Alpha 100","Alpha 2","Alpha 200","Alpha 2A","Alpha 2A-8000","Alpha 2A-900","Callisto Morphamax","Callisto Morphamax 500","Callisto Morphamax 5000","Callisto Morphamax 600","Callisto Morphamax 700","Callisto Morphamax 7000","Callisto Morphamax 7000 SE","Callisto Morphamax 7000 SE2","QRS-60 Intrinsia Machine","QRS-60F Intrinsia Machine","QRS-62 Intrinsia Machine","QRS-62F Intrinsia Machine","Xiph Xlater 10000","Xiph Xlater 2000","Xiph Xlater 300","Xiph Xlater 40","Xiph Xlater 5","Xiph Xlater 50","Xiph Xlater 500","Xiph Xlater 5000","Xiph Xlater 58"]
sorted = unsorted[:]
sorted.sort(alphanum)
print '+++++Sorted...++++'
print '\n'.join(sorted)