According to the standard Shas print (Vilna Bavli), the order of Masechtas is Pesachim-Shekalim-Rosh Hashana-Yoma-Sukka-Beitza. This makes (some) sense as this is the order of holidays.

However, the Bavli Daf Yomi schedule is Pesachim-Shekalim-Yoma-Sukkah-Beitza-Rosh Hashana-Taanis. I note Daf Yomi was instituted after the Vilna print.

Why is there a discrepancy in the order?

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    The Daf Yomi's order is the order found in Mishna/Tosefta. In fact your real question is why the Vilna printers messed with the order. I'm guessing it had to do with size constraints on different Masechtot being in one volume. – Double AA Oct 20 '13 at 21:23
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    Note also that the Vilna edition is based almost entirely on Bomberg's edition. – Double AA Oct 20 '13 at 21:41
  • @DoubleAA all the more so – ertert3terte Oct 20 '13 at 21:45
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    Or the less so. Bomberg wasn't Jewish. – Double AA Oct 20 '13 at 21:47
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    There is no order to the masekhtos, there is only differing convention as regards how to print them. In reality, every mishna coexists simultaneously; it's all part of one system. It doesn't "begin" anywhere and it certainly never ends. To truly understand any one mishna you need to have learnt the entire Mishna, but to print the mishnayot onto physical paper you require an order of some sort. I wouldn't read too much into what that order is; ultimately, it doesn't matter. – Shimon bM Oct 21 '13 at 1:50

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