### Merge Sort

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The straightforward approach to implementing merging is to design a method that merges two disjoint ordered arrays of Comparable objects into a third array. This strategy is easy to implement: create an output array of the requisite size and then choose successively the smallest remaining item from the two input arrays to be the next item added to the output array.

However, when we mergesort a large array, we are doing a huge number of merges, so the cost of creating a new array to hold the output every time that we do...

### Bubble Sort

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This sorting algorithm is comparison-based algorithm in which each pair of adjacent elements is compared and the elements are swapped if they are not in order. This algorithm is not suitable for large data sets as its average and worst case complexity are of ?(n2) where?n?is the number of items.

Although bubble sort is one of...

### Quick Sort

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Quicksort is a divide-and-conquer method for sorting. It works by partitioning an array into two subarrays, then sorting the subarrays independently.

Quicksort is complementary to mergesort: for mergesort, we break the array into two subarrays to be sorted and then combine the ordered subarrays to make the whole ordered array; for quicksort, we rearrange...

### Shell Sort

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To exhibit the value of knowing properties of elementary sorts, we next consider a fast algorithm based on insertion sort. Insertion sort is slow for large unordered arrays because the only exchanges it does involve adjacent entries, so items can move through the array only one place at a time. For example, if the...

### Insertion Sort

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The algorithm that people often use to sort bridge hands is to consider the cards one at a time, inserting each into its proper place among those already considered (keeping them sorted). In a computer implementation, we need to make space to insert the current item by moving larger items one position to the...

### Selection Sort

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Selection sort is the one of the well known sorting algorithms. This sorting algorithm is an in-place comparison-based algorithm in which the list is divided into two parts, the sorted part at the left from small to large values and the unsorted part at the right end. At first, the sorted part is empty array/list...