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Volume 8, Number 3, Page 189 (1969)
Nontopical Issue
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Internal sorting with minimal comparing

by L. J. Woodrum
An ordering operator that leads to the development of an algorithm for internal sorting is described. An analysis of the algorithm is presented, together with a discussion of the number of comparisons necessary for sorting. It is shown that the number of comparisons is close to the theoretically obtainable number. The sorting algorithm is a variant of the two-way merge.
Related Subjects: General Applications; Mathematical Methods