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exchange sort algorithm?

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  I am very new at this! I have a simple? problem. I have a school
assignment that requires me to sort 10000 and 30000 integers in an
array using the following: bubble sort, insertion sort, quick sort
and exchange sort. I have found algorithms for a bubble sort, insertion
sort and quick sort but I have had no luck finding an algorithm to
do an exchange sort. If anyone has code for this kind of sort and is
willing to share - please post.

Thank You,

Kevin Davis Sr.
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by:ozo
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I guess I'm unfamiliar with the terminology used in your class.
I thought exchange referred a class of sort algorithms including
bubble, quicksort, Shell, heapsort, ...



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A search on 'algorithm + sort + exchange' at altavista.digital.com indeed suggest that exchange is a category of algorithms.  You should actually read the class notes what the exact algorithm is. I believe the fourth URL I got gives a good example of a simple exchange algorithm:

  http://math.nmu.edu/web/Courseware/C/c_052a.htm


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by:kcd
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Using Borlands C++ 4.5 compiler to comile this program (at the above URL) gave me errors. The sort function declaration and definition are archaic.

As found they read:

void sort( [], int);
void sort( array[], int elements)

When I changed them to read as follows:

void sort( int a[], int);
void sort( int a[], int elements)

the program works perfectly!

msmit,
Thank You for your response. I really appreciate your help with this. I am on the road to finishing my homework assignment.

Kevin Davis Sr.




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Well you have to to something yourself. In programming nothing comes for free.
But you are correct, the stuff is not only archaic, but plain wrong C syntax.

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