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Author Hall, Michael H.
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Language English
Abstract Formulas have been developed for estimating the sorting time required by most of the known internal sorting methods in terms of parameters describing the file to be sorted and the computer time required for basic sorting operations. Procedures are described for using these estimates to compare the efficiency of various methods, and results of several comparisons are given. A procedure to determine optimum combinations of sorting methods is shown. An expression for tape time required by a balanced merge sort is obtained, and difficulties in obtaining such expressions for cascade, polyphase and oscillating sorts are discussed.
Description Affiliation: Mitre Corp., Bedford, MA (Hall, Michael H.)
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2005-08-01
Publisher Place New York
Journal Communications of the ACM (CACM)
Volume Number 6
Issue Number 5
Page Count 5
Starting Page 259
Ending Page 263


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Source: ACM Digital Library