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Mergesort

We study the mergesort algorithm and show that it guarantees to sort any array of n items with at most n lg n compares. We also consider a nonrecursive, bottom-up version. We prove that any compare-based sorting algorithm must make at least n lg n compares in the worst case. We discuss using different orderings for the objects that we are sorting and the related concept of stability.

普林斯顿大学
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普林斯顿大学
4.9 (4,827 Ratings) | 370K Students Enrolled

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