Essential algorithms and data structures

Sorting algorithms

Routines that organise data in fundamental data structures in order.

What is a bubble sort?

The bubble sort orders an unordered list of items by comparing each item with the next one and swapping them if they are out of order.  The algorithm is finished when no swaps are made.  It effectively “bubbles up” the largest (or smallest) item to the end of the list.

Bubble sort videos

What extra is in the book?

Each algorithm / data structure has its own dedicated chapter in the book, which includes:

  1. Overview
  2. Typical applications / uses
  3. Typical operations
  4. The algorithm written out in simple-structured English
  5. The algorithm written out in pseudocode
  6. Full code listing in Python
  7. Additional code listings in Visual Basic and C# are also available to download
  8. Diagrammatic walk-through
  9. Efficiency discussion with reference to Big-O notation

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