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typedArray.sort

The sort() method sorts the elements of a typed array numerically in place and returns the typed array. This method has the same algorithm as Array.prototype.sort(), except that sorts the values numerically instead of as strings. TypedArray is one of the typed array types here.

Syntax

typedarray.sort([compareFunction])

Parameters

compareFunction Optional
Specifies a function that defines the sort order.

Return value

The sorted typed array.

Examples

Using sort

For more examples, see also the Array.prototype.sort() method.

let numbers = new Uint8Array([40, 1, 5, 200]);
numbers.sort();
// Uint8Array [ 1, 5, 40, 200 ] 
// Unlike plain Arrays, a compare function is not required
// to sort the numbers numerically.

// Regular Arrays require a compare function to sort numerically:
numbers = [40, 1, 5, 200];
numbers.sort();
// [1, 200, 40, 5]

numbers.sort((a, b) => a - b); // compare numbers
// [ 1, 5, 40, 200 ]

Specifications

Browser compatibilityUpdate compatibility data on GitHub

Desktop
Chrome Edge Firefox Internet Explorer Opera Safari
sort 45 14 46 No 32 10
Mobile
Android webview Chrome for Android Firefox for Android Opera for Android Safari on iOS Samsung Internet
sort 45 45 46 32 10 5.0
Server
Node.js
sort 4.0.0

See also

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https://wiki.developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/JavaScript/Reference/Global_Objects/TypedArray/sort