An Algorithmic and Social Introduction to Computer Science (CSC-105 2000S)

Class 12: Sorting, Revisited

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Held Friday, February 11, 2000


Today, we conclude our initial study of algorithms by investigating a final sorting algorithm typically known as Quicksort. We then consider some of the implications of the focus of many programmers and computer scientists on efficiency.

Question 12 for today's class: Computer programmers often emphasize efficiency as the primary criterion for evaluating algorithms. What effects do you think this emphasis has?

Question 13 for Monday's class: What implication of computing do you most want to consider this semester? Why?







Saturday, 22 January 2000

Friday, 11 February 2000

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