Getting Sorted & Big O Notation – Computerphile

How well sorted is your algorithm? Choosing the right method to sort numbers has a huge effect on how quickly a computer can process a task. Alex Pinkney talks about two popular sorting algorithms and how they ‘scale up.’

Follow up film “Quick Sort”:

Alex’s code that generated the data for the tests:

Alex’s graph of all the results:

This video was filmed and edited by Sean Riley.

Computer Science at the University of Nottingham:

Computerphile is a sister project to Brady Haran’s Numberphile. See the full list of Brady’s video projects at:…

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