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Questions tagged [insertion-sort]

An insertion sort is a sorting algorithm that creates a new set, then inserts the objects one by one between the other objects. It's a simple sorting algorithm, but has a large overhead, particularly with arrays.

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Insertion Sort and Selection Sort Implementation

I wanted to practice using templates since I have no experience with them, so I implemented these sorting algorithms. Selection Sort: ...
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Selection and Insertion sorts from scratch in Java

I am trying to find a good, basic way to make selection and insertion sorts so that I can manipulate them for other sorting techniques. How do these look? Is there a simpler way to write them? ...
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Insertion Sort Algorithm

Here is my insertion sort algorithm: Note: Insertion sort works by starting off with the first item in the list and then inserting the next item in the original list into the correct place in the ...
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C++ insertion sort implementation

I was wondering if this implementation of insertion sort could be improved. Are there any things that I have done wrong? ...
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Sorting an array of strings using pointers (followup)

This is a follow-up to this post. Things I've changed: The number of strings is checked. I'm using pointers now. I'll use fgets in more mission critical ...
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Sorting an array of strings in C using insertion sort

I am a Java programmer who has C this semester. Needless to say, my writing style is heavily influenced by Java, which is probably not a great thing. I'd be grateful for a few nudges in the right ...
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In-Place Insertion Sort

Purpose Implementation for in-place Insertion Sort. Discussion The idea is to start with the second element in the input array (in the single element case, it's already sorted). Moving backwards, ...
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Insertion Sort in Python3.6

Can this insertion sort program be improved in any way? Please suggest something in terms of efficiency and lines of code as well. ...
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Insertion sort with high OOP and error processing

The input file contains data of one of two types: integers or strings. Data recorded in the column (each line of the file is a new element). Strings can contain any non-whitespace characters. The ...
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Sorting algorithms - Insertion sort

This is a follow-up question to Sorting algorithms - Bubble sort Again, for practice purposes only, I took on an implementation of the well known insertion sort as a method to be used similarly to <...
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Selection and Insertion sort in Rust

I have been learning programming for better half of a year now and recently started learning Rust. This is my attempt at implementing selection sort and insertion sort. Since I tried to implement both ...
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Bisect Insertion Container for Calculating Running Median

I'm looking for general feedback on this implementation. What issues might it have? How could it be improved? ...
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Insertion and selection sort in PHP

I've implemented InsertionSort and SelectionSort in PHP and tested it with an array of 20.000 unique integers. It took many seconds to complete the insertion selection sorts. For comparison, I saw a ...
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Insertion sort implementation in Python

I came up with a small optimization while practice coding insertion sort in Python. It's mostly about not accessing the input array too much and letting the hardware do element shifts instead of ...
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Insertion sort C++14 implementation

I have implemented insertion sort using C++. Is there any way to improve my code and is it CppCoreGuideline compliant? As I passed the vector as const in print ...
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Hackerrank Insertion Sort Algorithm 1 (creating duplicates to show shifting)

During an interview, I was given this Hackerrank question to solve within 15 minutes but at that time I was interested in solving this without performance in my mind. I know a similar question has ...
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Insertion sort implementation in C++

The parameters list contain the array that is passed to and the size of the array respectively. Is there anywhere I could improve my code? ...
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F# Insertion sort

I made a simple insertion sort in F#, it uses a tail recursive shift function that attempts to shift an element in a list until it is in the right order. Would like ...
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Insertion sort in Rust

Here is the code: ...
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Insertion Sort in Python

This is what I wrote for insertion sort in python. But somehow I'm feeling that it's between bubble and insertion sort. ...
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Insertion sort of a linked list

This is supposed to be efficient code, but it's taking much longer than what a normal insertion sort would take. I can't identify what's the problem with this insertion sort. Is there an ...
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Implementation of insertion sort in JavaScript

I have written an insertion sort algorithm in JavaScript: ...
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Insertion Sort Implementation Using For And While Loop

Introduction I'm fairly new to programming (and Java) and I've actually never implemented Insertion Sort. I know that there's pseudo-code defined in the wikipedia article (linked above), but the ...
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Insertion sort in JavaScript

Here is a REPL of the code. The idea here is to learn how the basic insertion sort algorithm works rather than to use existing sort libraries. How can it be clearer and more efficient? ...
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Hackerrank Insertion Sort Part 2

I have started learning Java recently and was looking into the challenges on sorting on Hackerrank.I solved the following problemHackerrank on Insertion Sort. The challenge was : In Insertion Sort ...
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Java insertion sort implementation

I have written code for insertion sort. I just want some feedback whether the above implementation is correct and can be improved. ...
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Faster QuickSort

I'm trying to make my QuickSort faster than it is and I have got no more ideas about how to make it more efficient for all types of arrays but mostly very big arrays. It uses random to create the ...
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Time limit exceeded for java “insertion sort linked list”

I was working on LeetCode to practice myself with Java programming. I encountered a question about insertion sort a linked list. My code currently runs correctly, but it failed on an instance with ...
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Insertion Sort in C++

I have created an Insertion Sort code that sorts numbers (obviously). ...
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Insertion sort in Scheme

Inspired by my merge sort in Scheme, I thought I'd try my hand at implementing other sorting algorithms, starting with simple ones (like insertion sort) and working my way up. So, here we go: ...
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Sorting dates (DD/MM/YYYY) with insertion sort [closed]

I'm having troubles with a coding problem. Yes, I need to write a C++ program which sorts dates. I've tried several methods. Using 2D arrays and now parallel arrays. The problem I have with my ...
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Insertion sort in ruby

The code is correct, passes all testcases, I am looking for input on cleaning it, readability etc ...
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Insertion sort via recursion

I'm learning about algorithms and have been recently experimenting with insertion sort via recursion in Python. My code works fine, but I was wondering if there are any possible improvements that ...
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Insertion sort in Common Lisp

This is my first bit of significant code in Common Lisp, an implementation of insertion sort. Being new to Lisp in general, I'm wondering if this code follows best Lisp practices in regards to program ...
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Insertion sort in Java

I've written a stable implementation of insertion sort, that sorts an array in ascending order. Please let me know of any improvements/optimisations that can be made. ...
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HackerRank - Insertion Sort - Part 2

This is the problem statement for Insertion Sort - Part 2. In Insertion Sort Part 1, you sorted one element into an array. Using the same approach repeatedly, can you sort an entire unsorted array? ...
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2 4 tree insert function

I'm after creating an insert function for a 2 4 tree in Haskell. I'm just wondering if this is the best way to implement it (especially when handling the Root4s), ...
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Optimizing insertion sort for small amounts of data

I'm building a hybrid sort, and for that I need a fast and adaptive sort ideal for small sizes (< 65 elements). Insertion sort immediately comes to mind, and I've been tinkering with different ...
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Sorting an int[] array using insertion sort algorithm - follow-up

Previous questions: Is my implementation of insertion sort is correct? Sorting an int[] array with an Insertion Sort I'm currently learning about different sorting algorithms and after reading on ...
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Sorting an int[] array with an Insertion Sort

I'm currently learning about different sorting algorithms and after reading on the concept of the insertion sort of how it's done I've tried to implement it by myself before seeing how it was ...
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Is my implementation of insertion sort is correct? [closed]

I'm currently learning about different sorting algorithms and after reading on the concept of the insertion sort of how it's done I've tried to implement it by myself before seeing how it was ...
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Insertion sort revised with output to console

I took the question Performing insertion sort in C# and tidied it up a bit, then I thought about the use of the arrays and was wondering if it worked, and it does. So now I have 3 static methods in a ...
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Performing insertion sort in C#

This is my code in C# for performing insertion sort: ...
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Insertion sorting an int array

I'd like to improve this Insertion sort code ...
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Can this insertion sort be optimized?

Could you provide feedback for this code? For arrays of length 2, is it more efficient not to use a sorting algorithm? ...
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Appropriate insertion sorting algorithm

I am learning data structures, and have written an algorithm for insertion sort after learning from some sources. But I am confused which implementation is more correct or appropriate. Code #1 This ...
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Insertion Sort implementation in Java

I have implemented Insertion sort in Java. Please review it. ...
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Insertion Sorting in C++

From Wikipedia: Insertion sort iterates, consuming one input element each repetition, and growing a sorted output list. Each iteration, insertion sort removes one element from the input data, ...
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Time optimization of counting shifts in insertion sort

Is there any way of counting how many shifts would it take to count shifts while doing insertion sort? This is a Hackerrank problem. Here's my solution, but it takes more than 16 seconds. ...