Sorting1.9 - QuickSort Invented by C.A.R Hoare in 1960...

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Last Updated: 4/1/10 11:16 AM CSE 2011 Prof. J. Elder - 46 - QuickSort ± Invented by C.A.R. Hoare in 1960 ± “There are two ways of constructing a software design: One way is to make it so simple that there are obviously no deficiencies, and the other way is to make it so complicated that there are no obvious deficiencies. The first method is far more difficult.”
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Last Updated: 4/1/10 11:16 AM CSE 2011 Prof. J. Elder - 47 - Quick-Sort ± Quick-sort is a divide-and- conquer algorithm: ² Divide : pick a random element x (called a pivot ) and partition S into ³ L elements less than x ³ E elements equal to x ³ G elements greater than x ² Recur : Quick-sort L and G ² Conquer : join L , E and G x x L G E x
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Last Updated: 4/1/10 11:16 AM CSE 2011 Prof. J. Elder - 48 - The Quick-Sort Algorithm Algorithm QuickSort (S) if S.size() > 1 (L, E, G) = Partition(S) QuickSort(L) QuickSort(G) S = (L, E, G)
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Last Updated: 4/1/10 11:16 AM CSE 2011 Prof. J. Elder - 49 - Partition ± Remove, in turn, each element y from S and ± Insert y into sequence L , E or G , depending on the result of the comparison with the pivot
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