JavaScript Arrays Sorting multidimensional array

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Example

Given the following array

var array = [
  ["key1", 10],
  ["key2", 3],
  ["key3", 40],
  ["key4", 20]
];

You can sort it sort it by number(second index)

array.sort(function(a, b) {
  return a[1] - b[1];
})
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array.sort((a,b) => a[1] - b[1]);

This will output

[
  ["key2", 3],
  ["key1", 10],
  ["key4", 20],
  ["key3", 40]
]

Be aware that the sort method operates on the array in place. It changes the array. Most other array methods return a new array, leaving the original one intact. This is especially important to note if you use a functional programming style and expect functions to not have side-effects.



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