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Associated article: The Fastest Sorting Algorithm?

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Published source code accompanying the article by Stefan Nilsson in which he presents his solution to the question "Which sorting algorithm is the fastest?" Also see FASTSORT.ZIP.

					The Fastest Sorting Algorithm?
by Stefan Nilsson


Figure 1: 

Data: 100101, 011001, 100111, 001100, 011111, 110111

High                        Low
------------------------    ------------------------
000:                        000:
001: 001100, 001000         001:
010:                        010:
011: 011001, 011111         011:
100: 100101, 100111         100:
101:                        101:
110: 110111                 110:
111:                        111:

Batch: 100, 011, 001, 110


Figure 2: 

High                        Low
------------------------    ------------------------

000:                        000:
001: 001000                 001:
010:                        010:
011: 011001                 011:
100: 100101                 100: 001100
101:                        101:
110: 110111                 110:
111:                        111: 100111, 011111

Batch: 100, 011, 001, 110, 111, 100



Figure 3: 

High                        Low
------------------------    ------------------------
000:                        000:
001: 001000, 001100         001:
010:                        010:
011: 011001, 011111         011:
100: 100101, 100111         100:
101:                        101:
110: 110111                 110:
111:                        111:

Batch:  001, 011, 100, 100, 110, 111


Figure 4: 

Memory                        Active
------------------------      ------
Address Contents Pointer

0       134431   X----------> 0
1       938434      --------> 4
2       432754      |  -----> 6
3       292343      |  |
4       874944   ...							
										
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