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Heap Sort and Quick Sort

Stephanie Ll

Joined: Jan 06, 2006
Posts: 4
Could someone give me an example where quick sort will be better than heap sort.
marc weber

Joined: Aug 31, 2004
Posts: 11343

You might find Wikipedia's heapsort article interesting. There's a section that compares it (in general terms) to quick sort.

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