Essential algorithms and data structures

Sorting algorithms

Routines that organise data in fundamental data structures in order.

What is an insertion sort?

The insertion sort inserts each item into its correct position in a data set one at a time.  It is a useful algorithm for small data sets.

Insertion 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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