NAG Library Manual, Mark 27.3
```/* nag_sort_stable_sort (m01ctc) Example Program.
*
* Copyright 2021 Numerical Algorithms Group.
*
* Mark 27.3, 2021.
*/

#include <nag.h>
#include <stdio.h>

#ifdef __cplusplus
extern "C" {
#endif
static Integer NAG_CALL compare(const Nag_Pointer a, const Nag_Pointer b);
#ifdef __cplusplus
}
#endif

#define VEC(I, J) vec[(I)*tdvec + J]
int main(void) {
Integer exit_status = 0, i, j, k, m, n, tdvec;
NagError fail;
double *vec = 0;

INIT_FAIL(fail);

/* Skip heading in data file */
scanf("%*[^\n]");
printf("nag_sort_stable_sort (m01ctc) Example Program Results\n");
scanf("%" NAG_IFMT "%" NAG_IFMT "%" NAG_IFMT "", &m, &n, &k);
if (m >= 0 && n >= 0 && k >= 0 && k <= n) {
if (!(vec = NAG_ALLOC(m * n, double))) {
printf("Allocation failure\n");
exit_status = -1;
goto END;
}
tdvec = n;
} else {
printf("Invalid m or n or k.\n");
exit_status = 1;
return exit_status;
}
for (i = 0; i < m; ++i)
for (j = 0; j < n; ++j)
scanf("%lf", &VEC(i, j));
/* nag_sort_stable_sort (m01ctc).
* Stable sort of set of values of arbitrary data type
*/
nag_sort_stable_sort((Pointer)&VEC(0, k - 1), (size_t)m, sizeof(double),
(ptrdiff_t)(n * sizeof(double)), compare, Nag_Ascending,
&fail);
if (fail.code != NE_NOERROR) {
printf("Error from nag_sort_stable_sort (m01ctc).\n%s\n", fail.message);
exit_status = 1;
goto END;
}

printf("\nMatrix with column %" NAG_IFMT " sorted\n", k);
for (i = 0; i < m; ++i) {
for (j = 0; j < n; ++j)
printf(" %7.1f ", VEC(i, j));
printf("\n");
}
END:
NAG_FREE(vec);
return exit_status;
}

static Integer NAG_CALL compare(const Nag_Pointer a, const Nag_Pointer b) {
double x = *((const double *)a);
double y = *((const double *)b);
return (x < y ? -1 : (x == y ? 0 : 1));
}
```