Sorting is any process of arranging items systematically, and has two common, yet distinct meanings:
ordering: arranging items in a sequence ordered by some criterion;
categorizing: grouping items with similar properties.Ordering items is the combination of categorizing them based on equivalent order, and ordering the categories themselves.
I'm trying to sort this sheet in Excel. I want to sort it on Column D.
I select the entire page by clicking the black arrow in the upper left corner:
Now I Data > Sort which brings up a dialogue where I specify the column I want to sort by :
(I can already tell there may be a problem -...
I've just started learning sorting algorithms on arrays of records and wanted to ensure I'm not doing it wrong so I have a basic question.
I am sorting an array of records, where the records have two components, A and B. For example a record (3,2) has an A value of 3 and a B value of 2.
The...
The answer says insertion sort runs faster when we're sorting less than 43 items. I agree but with the condition that the first item will not be faster. Why does the answer not mention this? Is it because it is insignificantly faster?
In Brazil Nut effect /Granular convection the large grains move upward and the smaller ones go downward. This sorting is supposed to reduce the multiplicity of this system. But according to the second law of thermodynamics, entropy and multiplicity of the system should increase.
I am looking...
Finding the Nearest Neighbor in a dataset has always been considered difficult, needing data-specific coding. Now some researchers, trying to prove there is no universal approach, say they have found one.
This first link is to the 'popular' article...
The question(s) here can be asked for many problems (and not just sorting).
Let's consider the standard case of sorting an array of size ##n## containing numbers. If we consider a naive algorithm, its time would be proportional to ##n^2##. For example, the naive algorithm could be proceed with...
I have to sort an array in increasing order based on the compareTo method. I'm not allowed to use the Arrays, Collections, Set, or Map classes.
Here's my code:
public static <T extends Comparable<? super T>>
void sort (T[] arr)
{
// If arr is null, empty,
// or only has...
One of my professor's assignments is proving particularly tricky for me. It reads:
"Write the method
public static void sort(String[] a)
that sorts the array a in increasing order. The method must be
a short recursive program. Do not use quicksort or merge sort.
It should be a lot...
Homework Statement
Consider the following sorting algorithm for an array of numbers (Assume the size n of the array is divisible by 3):
• Sort the initial 2/3 of the array.
• Sort the final 2/3 and then again the initial 2/3.
Reason that this algorithm properly sorts the array. What is its...
It all starts with a shuffling. We have a sorted list, we take out groups of numbers and we insert them in random positions:
Then, it is about sorting the numbers back using the same approach, in a minimum numbers of steps (which doesn't have to be identical to a number of steps taken during...
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Write a program that reads data from binary file EMPLOYEE.DAT (employees are proffesors and teaching assistants, assume that the file exists). Split data about proffesors and teaching assistants in two separate text files and sort data by ID using insertion sort algorithm...
Let me know if I've invented a valid O(n) sorting algorithm.
public void Sort ( this List<T> L )
{
// Check every second whether L is sorted
// Given enough time, natural bit flips will eventually make L sorted
while ( !L.IsSorted() ) Thread.Sleep(1000);
}
public bool IsSorted (...
I am a freshly graduated engineering student and am currently writing my first CV. At the end of my studies I attended one conference as a research paper author and another one as a guest lecturer on the same topic as the previous conference. I suppose both are important to be included in a CV...
I work with a company that buys and sells millions of trading cards every year but the majority of these are sold for fractions of a penny if they're sold at all. From what I can see there are two options for this company to get more out of these cards, both of which are incredibly...
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You are provided the following list that contains (semi-random) years from modern history. Save the list to a text file named “events.txt” Write a program that: 1. Reads in the file “events.txt” 2. Sorts it with the latest events first 3. Determines whether the founding of...
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I have to describe the operation of the processure "RADIX SORT" at the following list of words:
COW, DOG, SEA, RUG, ROW, MOB, BOX, TAB, BAR, EAR, TAR, DIG, BIG, TEA, NOW, FOX
When I want to show the work of the algorithm RADIX SORT do I have to sort the letters by comparing them or...
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What is the most efficient way to theoretically store an L beam in a given area, the more beams in that area the better, obvioustly this can't be done in real life but with a physics engine could maybe be calculated?
Note: Each beam can be at any rotation or any axis.
The area is 21.06 cm...
How to do this?
Show the step by step how the following data is sorted into ascending order using the given sorting algorithm :
22 85 43 28 65 35
i) Selection sort.
ii) Insertion Sort.
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We have $8$ players and we want to sort them in $24$ hours.
There is one stadium. Each game lasts one hour.
In how many hours can we sort them?? (Wondering)
I thought that we could it as followed:
$$\boxed{P1} \ \boxed{P2} \ \boxed{P3} \ \boxed{P4} \ \boxed{P5} \ \boxed{P6} \...
Homework Statement
Create a SortedLinkedList class which implements the LinkedListInterface.
Remember to use the Comparable class
Basically, I need to implement a sorted linked list that uses generics and uses compareTo to sort objects. I need it to be able to sort names...
Added radix sort to sort examples in:
http://rcgldr.net/misc/sortv.zip
Results on my system:
Time to sort 4,194,304 64 bit elements of psuedo random data:
radix sort rsortv.cpp 203 ms
hybrid (radix+merge) sort hsortv.cpp 265 ms
merge sort...
I was looking through the list of sorting algorithms and there are so many of them! A simple problem where each element is less that or greater than the next term has so many solutions. How is that?
My question is a rhetorical one but is there any limit to number of different techniques for...
I'm not going to give you guys the full story, but I will summarise. A fair few years ago, I got into some trouble, starting drinking far too much and basically went of the rails. I got kicked out of uni, ended up going to prison for a little bit, almost died after being stabbed and got into a...
Homework Statement
A protein contains both an N-terminal mitochondrial matrix targeting sequence and an internal
ER start transfer sequence. Where do you think this protein goes?
The Attempt at a Solution
I've been told that it would still go to the ER. I know that when the ER...
I'm endeavoring to prototype a challenging sorting mechanism inside a fridge and would appreciate any tips on how to get from the specs to a plausible design.
#Problem
The aim of the game is to identify and sort food items in the limited space of a fridge
- such that a user would push...
Homework Statement
a.
Define an array with a maximum of 20 integers values, and fill the array with numbers input from the keyboard or assigned by the program. Then write a function named split() that reads the array and places all zeros or positive...
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I shall show the following:
(f*g) \star (f*g) = (f\star f)*(g\star g)
where * denotes convolution and \star cross-correlation. Writing this in terms of integral & regrouping:
\int_{\phi} \left(\int_{\tau_1} f(t - \tau_1) g(\tau_1) d\tau_1\right) \cdot \left(\int_{\tau_2} f(\tau_2)...
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I am attempting to solve this problem for a sorting algorithm with a lot of elements in fraction form (I'm avoiding floating point operations). My question is:
Given a sequence of increasing fractions, does adding 1 to the denominator affect the ordering of th sequence...
I'm trying a practice problem from the book. It's 10 books with title, ISBN, and year. The input needs to be sorted by year and it needs to let you search for a book title.
class LinkedStack
{
/**
The Node class is used to implement the
linked list.
*/...
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I am an engineering student currently undertaking a project at univeristy.
It involves the sorting of 4 different balls of which I have deduced how to sort 2 of them leaving just 2 types of balls to sort...
The remaining two are of identical size, 10mm in radius, and are...
Hi guys,
My professor recently asked a challenging question - he says it's been asked on an interview and he wanted to pose it as a homework.
Attached is the graph of sorting algorithm performance. The interviewer asks: "Tell me everything you can about this algorithm just by looking at...
Homework Statement
I need to write a sorting method for my IntNode class. this is supposed to use the selection sort algorithm.
Homework Equations
selection sort algorithm given by problem
while(the first list still has some nodes
{
1. find the node with the largest element of...
Homework Statement
Place the following in order of decreasing magnitude of lattice energy.
KF, MgS, RbI
I'm not really sure how to do this without looking up the lattice energy values with each. And I don't think that is what our teacher wants us to do
being a Mopar person and enjoying the simplicity
of their engine lineup many times I've listened to
a Ford person and walked away shaking my head.
Mopar small blocks: 318 and 340.
273 was early and went bye-bye. 360 was smog 340.
Mopar big blocks: 383 and 440.
Hemi was heads stuck on 440. there...
Hi. Can someone explain to me how to sort a Series so that the terms are in increasing powers of the exponent? For example the code:
myseries = Normal[ Series[Sqrt[1 - w], {w, 0, 5}]] /. w -> 1/z
produces
1-\frac{7}{256 z^5}-\frac{5}{128 z^4}-\frac{1}{16 z^3}-\frac{1}{8 z^2}-\frac{1}{2...
Homework Statement
I think it runs up to the couts I have in my input function but then it just crashes. I'm running it on DevC++. The code is in [b]3 along with the assignment link. It's assignment 11 that I'm working on and the text file is next to the link for the assignment. I would...
1. Implement a new version of mergeSort() where 3 sorted lists (instead of 2) of about the same size are merged.
2. No equations
3. here is what i have so far:
public final class Sort
{
/**
* Simple insertion sort.
* @param a an array of Comparable items...
I have been trying to get qsort to sort the rows of a 2d array I read in from a data file, and I have not been having much success to get it to do what I want.
My array is a 4xarraysize array, where arraysize is the number of columns read in from a data file, with four entrees per row. I...
Homework Statement
I have to write a program that takes in a file that looks like this:
3424: 313
4334: 543
etc.
and sorts the numbers on the write. Everything for getting the file into an array was done for me so I know it's correct. I'm having two strange problems. First, whenever I'm...
Suppose we have a directed acyclic graph. The nodes are labeled with integers (which may be negative). Imagine that the labels represent payoffs or costs of taking an action associated with each node. In order to perform an action you must perform prerequisite actions indicated by the graph...
Homework Statement
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I need to sort a Python dictionary based on its values which are ints, then return the ordered list as the keys.
I am thinking to make the inverse of the dictionary, take values and sort, then map back with the inverse dictionary.
The problem is that...
What is the function that I get when I take a large sample from an exponential distribution (many values from the same distribution) and sort the sample points. I'm a bit surprised it's not really exponential.
The shape seems to fit some data I have nicely, but I don't know the function to fit...
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I have a code written in Mathematica that loads a single file in turn. Each file contains a 200×2 array of numbers which are x,y coordinates of points. I feed each line of each file in a loop that contains a NSolve equation system. The equation system returns 5 outputs for...
I have 5 different types of balls made out of different materials, all similar but not identical in weight, and all of the the same size. What is the best mechanism to sort these by weight? I can use any mechanical device to sort these balls, such as seesaws, etc. What is the most efficient way?
Hello I'm having problem in solving this question with c/c++ code , please help me ?
An eccentric doctor visits his patients in order of decreasing age. Patients entering the waiting list specify not only their names but also their ages. Each time the doctor wants to visit a patient, the...
Homework Statement
here i am going to sort out fresh and hard boil egg. i suggested that used incline plane. It is expected that the boil egg will pass through the second positive gradient incline while the fresh egg are not.
Homework Equations
so my question is, what the equation involve...