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algo-sort-bubble

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Bubble sort

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Bubble sort is a simple sorting algorithm that repeatedly steps through the list to be sorted, compares each pair of adjacent items and swaps them if they are in the wrong order. This algorithm is named for the way smaller or larger elements "bubble" to the top of the list.

Although the algorithm is simple, it is too slow and impractical for most problems except when the inputs are in order but may occasionally have some out-of-order elements nearly in position.

Usage

const sort = require('algo-sort-bubble')
sort([
  0, 67, 7, 34, 54, 3, 2, 54, 1
])
// => [0, 1, 2, 3, 7, 34, 54, 54, 67]
 
sort([
  'world',
  'foo',
  'olivier',
  'a'
], (prev, next) => prev.length < next.length)
// => ['a', 'foo', 'world', 'olivier']

Rabbits and Turtles

An element that is moving toward the end moves quickly (rabbit) because it takes part in successive swaps. For example, the largest element will be part of all consecutive swap in one pass until it is at the end of the list. On the other hand, an element that must move toward the beginning of the list (turtle) cannot move faster than one step per pass. For example, the smallest element will take n-1 passes (one swap per pass) where n is the element's position.

Installation

npm install algo-sort-bubble --save

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Licence

The MIT License (MIT)

Copyright (c) 2016 Olivier Wietrich

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

Install

npm i algo-sort-bubble

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1.1.0

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