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Dirk Schreckmann
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Joined: Dec 10, 2001
Posts: 7023
Hello,
Does anyone have any good advice for the beginner on learning sorting techniques?
I've learned Bubble Sort easily and would like to learn more advanced techniques - from the beginner's perspective.
I appreciate your two cents.
Thank You.
Roy Ben Ami
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Joined: Jan 13, 2002
Posts: 732
well, this is a good sire for all kind of algorithems. hope it helps.
Algorithm site
David O'Meara
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Joined: Mar 06, 2001
Posts: 13459

Looking at various algorithms is always a good thing, but you should also be aware that the Collections Framework in the Java language "does away with" the need to implement sorting.
As long as your data is contained in a Collections object, you can call java.util.Collections.sort(myData) and (ta da!) it gets sorted...
Dave
 
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