# How do you arrange values in a column in descending order?

To sort a data frame in R, use the order( ) function. By default, sorting is ASCENDING. Prepend the sorting variable by a minus sign to indicate DESCENDING order. Here are some exa

To sort a data frame in R, use the **order( ) **function. By default, sorting is ASCENDING. Prepend the sorting variable by a minus sign to indicate DESCENDING order. Here are some examples.Run this code # sorting examples using the mtcars dataset

attach(mtcars)

# sort by mpg

newdata <- mtcars[order(mpg),]

# sort by mpg and cyl

newdata <- mtcars[order(mpg, cyl),]

#sort by mpg (ascending) and cyl (descending)

newdata <- mtcars[order(mpg, -cyl),]

detach(mtcars)

To practice, try this sorting exercise with the order() function.