# Sorting

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''' Insertion sort (2.2.2) Start from 2nd element (i=1). As long as the elem to the left is bigger than the current value, the current value become the larger value. The smaller value keeps going back to the left until it hits a smaller elem. ''' import random def insertion_sort(unsorted): for i in range(len(unsorted)-1): smallest = min(unsorted[i:len(unsorted)]) for j in range(i, len(unsorted)): if unsorted[j] == smallest: unsorted[i], unsorted[j] = unsorted[j], unsorted[i] continue return unsorted a = random.sample(range(100), 10) print('beginning: %s' %a) new_a = insertion_sort(a) print('result: %s' %new_a) ''' Merge sort (recursive) Have a helper function which merges 2 lists into 1, sorted. it does so by taking each candidate from each list and compare them. the smaller goes into the result list, the bigger stays and faces the next candidate from the other team. both have a infinity at the end to indicate the end of list. Then, in the main function, split the array into 2 halves, then recursively call helper to sort those 2. ''' a = [1,6,2,3,5,7,8,4,7,9] def merge(left, right): left_length = len(left) right_length = len(right) left.append(float('inf')) right.append(float('inf')) result = [] i = 0 j = 0 while i < left_length or j < right_length: if left[i] > right[j]: result.append(right[j]) j += 1 else: result.append(left[i]) i += 1 return result def merge_sort(an_array): if len(an_array) == 1: return an_array elif len(an_array) == 2: if an_array[0] > an_array[1]: return [an_array[1], an_array[0]] else: return an_array elif len(an_array) >= 3: mid = int(len(an_array) / 2) left = an_array[:mid] right = an_array[mid:] return merge(merge_sort(left), merge_sort(right)) print(merge_sort(a)) ''' bubble sort ''' def bubble(a): not_sorted = True while not_sorted: not_sorted = False for x in range(len(a)-1): if a[x] > a[x+1]: not_sorted = True a[x], a[x+1] = a[x+1], a[x] return a ''' Quicksort ''' def qs(a): if len(a) > 1: less = [] equal = [] bigger = [] pivot = a[0] for x in a: if x < pivot: less.append(x) elif x == pivot: equal.append(x) else: bigger.append(x) return qs(less) + equal + qs(bigger) ''' Selection sort start by taking the entire array. Find smallest. Then find index of smallest and swap smallest with the first elem. Then narrow down the array, now excluding the first elem in the previous array. ''' def selection_sort(unsorted): for i in range(len(unsorted)-1): smallest = min(unsorted[i:len(unsorted)]) for j in range(i, len(unsorted)): if unsorted[j] == smallest: unsorted[i], unsorted[j] = unsorted[j], unsorted[i] continue return unsorted

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