sort algorithm

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  • He subsequently decided that an improved data sorting algorithm he had developed was patentable.
  • Sorting algorithms in general sort a list of objects according to some ordering scheme.
  • Therefore, bubble sort is not a practical sorting algorithm when n is large.
  • The patience sorting algorithm can also be applied to process control.
  • A sorting algorithm falls into the adaptive sort family if it takes advantage of existing order in its input.
  • When an order has been defined in this way, a sorting algorithm can be used to put a list of any number of items into that order.
  • Most languages provide a generic sort function that implements a sort algorithm that will sort arbitrary objects.
  • In computer science, selection sort is a sorting algorithm, specifically an in-place comparison sort.
  • Bucket sort can be implemented with comparisons and therefore can also be considered a comparison sort algorithm.
  • One application for stable sorting algorithms is sorting a list using a primary and secondary key.
  • Thus, when the bins get small, other sorting algorithms should be used, such as insertion sort.
  • Other more sophisticated parallel sorting algorithms can achieve even better time bounds.
  • Heapsort primarily competes with quicksort, another very efficient general purpose nearly-in-place comparison-based sort algorithm.
  • Other sophisticated parallel sorting algorithms can achieve the same or better time bounds with a lower constant.
  • The sort algorithm must gain enough information from the comparisons to identify the correct permutation.
  • See the next section for how efficient sorting algorithms can create efficient priority queues.
  • For these reasons many modern algorithm textbooks avoid using the bubble sort algorithm in favor of insertion sort.
  • For similar reasons permutations arise in the study of sorting algorithms in computer science.
  • A quantum sort is any sorting algorithm that runs on a quantum computer.
  • The following table describes some sorting algorithms that are impractical for real-life use due to extremely poor performance or specialized hardware requirements.
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