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Rearranging the column

I have a text file like this, I would like to rearrange the first column (Name) according to the third column(percentage)in descending order. I mean methionine with the highest percentage should be the first one to appear under the name column. But I also want to exclude the headers from this rearrangement. How can I do this?

Code:
Name                   Number           Percentage
Alanine                    5                         7.8
Thymine                  7.8                       3.7
Methionine            10.2                      8.3


Last edited by vgersh99; 03-05-2019 at 07:18 PM..
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Code:
tail +1 myFile | sort -nr -k3,3

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The sort might also need the -b flag to ignore multiple blanks. I don't think this needed on all OSes, but you don't tell us what you are using. The output from uname -a would be useful for clarity in all posts.


I hope that this helps if the above suggestion doesn't immediately work,
Robin

Last edited by rbatte1; 03-06-2019 at 07:10 AM.. Reason: Previous post was ambiguous.
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