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

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

Specification Status Comment
ECMAScript 2015 (6th Edition, ECMA-262)
The definition of 'TypedArray.prototype.sort' in that specification.
Standard Initial definition.
ECMAScript Latest Draft (ECMA-262)
The definition of 'TypedArray.prototype.sort' in that specification.
Draft  

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Basic supportChrome Full support YesEdge Full support 14Firefox Full support 46IE No support NoOpera Full support YesSafari ? WebView Android ? Chrome Android ? Edge Mobile ? Firefox Android Full support 46Opera Android ? Safari iOS ? Samsung Internet Android ? nodejs Full support 4.0.0

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