Sorting information in the broadest sense of the word. It can sort like the native sorter but it's actually more of a free-form list generator. It separates input from output and offers total freedom what to do with both and offers a brand new approach to sorting. It sorts any type of information, structured and unstructured, sharply defined or fuzzy.
In addition to conventional sorting it will, for instance: Build Top-10, Best-Of or Target-Lists. Perform Data-Mining. Sort IP-numbers or Chemical Nomenclature. Sort dimensions on implied volume, output sorted distances implied from coordinates. Create catalogue indexes (e.g. index MP3 file paths). Go-No-Go Quality-Control sorts with sets of margins. Randomize data using any protocol available to you. Weigh values instead of strictly comparing them. Sorting groups of cells instead of rows or columns. Generate reports. Sort several sheets or tables as if they are one. Build any tool you want. The list is endless.
Ordinary sorters only handle neatly structured data and their output is the same as their input, only sorted. LAselect offers total freedom to order any type of information and in ways that makes the most sense for a specific case; not necessarily any alphabetical or numerical order. It can treat data any way you want and output its results in any format that you wish.
Anyone in need of a flexible solution to order information. Anyone with the need to sort the things that the native sorter just won't do. Anyone who needs to sort more data than Excel can handle. Anyone who needs to sort more keys than Excel offers.