insertion sort

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insertion sort

(algorithm)
A sorting algorithm that inserts each item in the proper place into an initially empty list by comparing it with each item in the list until it finds the new element's successor or the end of the list.

Compare bubble sort.

insertion sort

A simple sorting technique that scans the sorted list, starting at the beginning, for the correct insertion point for each of the items from the unsorted list. Similar to the way people manually sort items, an insertion sort is not efficient for large lists, but is relatively fast for adding a small number of new items periodically. See sort algorithm.
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Node Search Comparisons Comparisons Type Method on key bytes on key bytes for Keys BinarySearch for InsertSort Node2 Binary <= 2 <=1 search Node4 Binary <= 3 <=3 search Node16 Binary <= 5 <=15 search Node32 Binary <= 6 <=31 search Node64 Indexing 0 0 with key bytes Node256 Indexing 0 0 with key bytes Algorithm1a): insert a DMA mapping into the ART 01: InsertART(GPA, GIOVA, root) 02: return Insert(GPA, GIOVA, 63, root) Fig.
It consists in evaluating the run-times of three well-known sorting algorithms: QuickSort, BubbleSort and InsertSort.
The empirical results show that the fastest sorting algorithm is Quicksort, followed by Insertsort, then by Bubblesort.
Keywords: sorting algorithm, complexity, QuickSort, BubbleSort, InsertSort
The empirical evaluations presented in this paper confirmed the theoretical complexities of the three sorting algorithms: Regardless the programming language used for implementation, the most efficient algorithm is QuickSort followed by Insertsort, then by BubbleSort.