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Radix Sort - Considers binary representation of keys - assumes that the keys are represented in a base M number system Straight Radix Sort 5, 0, 2, 7, 3 1. Represent numbers in binary 101, 000, 010, 111, 011 2. At every iteration examine a column of bits starting from the right to the left. Examine column K and while keeping the order, sort elements based on the bit in that column. K = 0 1 0 1 000 0 0 0 010 0 1 0 => 101 1 1 1 111 0 1 1 011 K = 1 0 0 0 000 0 1 0 101 1 0 1 => 010 1 1 1 111 0 1 1 011 k = 2 0 0 0 000 0 1 0 1 010 2 0 1 0 => 011 3 1 1 1 101 5 0 1 1 111 7 Assuming that number of bits used to represent the keys is "b" then the complexity of this algorithm is b*O(n) = O(bn) / \ number of iterations steps needed at each iteration Assuming sorting int of 32 bits n b O(bn) O(nlog n)

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1024 32 O(32 * 1024) O(1024 * 10) <- better 1024 3 O(3 * 1024) O(1024 * 10) | better Radix sort is better than other O(n log n) algorithms only when b is small. 101 000 000 000 = 0
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