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Insertion sort

Insertion sort
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ECE 250 Algorithms and Data Structures Insertion sort Douglas Wilhelm Harder, M.Math. LEL Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering University of Waterloo Waterloo, Ontario, Canada ece.uwaterloo.ca dwharderalumni.uwaterloo.ca © 2006-2013 by Douglas Wilhelm Harder. Some rights reserved.Insertion sort 2 Outline This topic discusses the insertion sort We will discuss: – the algorithm – an example – run-time analysis • worst case • average case • best caseInsertion sort 3 8.2 Background Consider the following observations: – A list with one element is sorted – In general, if we have a sorted list of k items, we can insert a new item to create a sorted list of size k + 1Insertion sort 4 8.2 Background For example, consider this sorted array containing of eight sorted entries 5 7 12 19 21 26 33 40 14 9 18 21 2 Suppose we want to insert 14 into this array leaving the resulting array sortedInsertion sort 5 8.2 Background Starting at the back, if the number is greater than 14, copy it to the right – Once an entry less than 14 is found, insert 14 into the resulting vacancyInsertion sort 6 8.2.1 The Algorithm For any unsorted list: – Treat the first element as a sorted list of size 1 Then, given a sorted list of size k – 1 th – Insert the k item in the unsorted list into it into the sorted list – The sorted list is now of size k + 1Insertion sort 7 8.2.1 The Algorithm Recall the five sorting techniques: – Insertion – Exchange – Selection – Merging – Distribution Clearly insertion falls into the first categoryInsertion sort 8 8.2.2 The Algorithm Code for this would be: for ( int j = k; j 0; j ) if ( arrayj - 1 arrayj ) std::swap( arrayj - 1, arrayj ); else // As soon as we don't need to swap, the (k + 1)st // is in the correct location break; Insertion sort 9 8.2.2 Implementation and Analysis This would be embedded in a function call such as template typename Type void insertion_sort( Type const array, int const n ) for ( int k = 1; k n; ++k ) for ( int j = k; j 0; j ) if ( arrayj - 1 arrayj ) std::swap( arrayj - 1, arrayj ); else // As soon as we don't need to swap, the (k + 1)st // is in the correct location break; Insertion sort 10 8.2.3 Implementation and Analysis Let’s do a run-time analysis of this code template typename Type void insertion_sort( Type const array, int const n ) for ( int k = 1; k n; ++k ) for ( int j = k; j 0; j ) if ( arrayj - 1 arrayj ) std::swap( arrayj - 1, arrayj ); else // As soon as we don't need to swap, the (k + 1)st // is in the correct location break; Insertion sort 11 8.2.3 Implementation and Analysis The Q(1)-initialization of the outer for-loop is executed once template typename Type void insertion_sort( Type const array, int const n ) for ( int k = 1; k n; ++k ) for ( int j = k; j 0; j ) if ( arrayj - 1 arrayj ) std::swap( arrayj - 1, arrayj ); else // As soon as we don't need to swap, the (k + 1)st // is in the correct location break; Insertion sort 12 8.2.3 Implementation and Analysis This Q(1)- condition will be tested n times at which point it fails template typename Type void insertion_sort( Type const array, int const n ) for ( int k = 1; k n; ++k ) for ( int j = k; j 0; j ) if ( arrayj - 1 arrayj ) std::swap( arrayj - 1, arrayj ); else // As soon as we don't need to swap, the (k + 1)st // is in the correct location break; Insertion sort 13 8.2.3 Implementation and Analysis Thus, the inner for-loop will be executed a total of n – 1 times template typename Type void insertion_sort( Type const array, int const n ) for ( int k = 1; k n; ++k ) for ( int j = k; j 0; j ) if ( arrayj - 1 arrayj ) std::swap( arrayj - 1, arrayj ); else // As soon as we don't need to swap, the (k + 1)st // is in the correct location break; Insertion sort 14 8.2.3 Implementation and Analysis In the worst case, the inner for-loop is executed a total of k times template typename Type void insertion_sort( Type const array, int const n ) for ( int k = 1; k n; ++k ) for ( int j = k; j 0; j ) if ( arrayj - 1 arrayj ) std::swap( arrayj - 1, arrayj ); else // As soon as we don't need to swap, the (k + 1)st // is in the correct location break; Insertion sort 15 8.2.3 Implementation and Analysis The body of the inner for-loop runs in Q(1) in either case template typename Type void insertion_sort( Type const array, int const n ) for ( int k = 1; k n; ++k ) for ( int j = k; j 0; j ) if ( arrayj - 1 arrayj ) std::swap( arrayj - 1, arrayj ); else // As soon as we don't need to swap, the (k + 1)st // is in the correct location break; Thus, the worst-case run time is n1 nn1  2 kn  O   2 k1Insertion sort 16 8.2.3 Implementation and Analysis Problem: we may break out of the inner loop… template typename Type void insertion_sort( Type const array, int const n ) for ( int k = 1; k n; ++k ) for ( int j = k; j 0; j ) if ( arrayj - 1 arrayj ) std::swap( arrayj - 1, arrayj ); else // As soon as we don't need to swap, the (k + 1)st // is in the correct location break; Insertion sort 17 8.2.3 Implementation and Analysis Recall: each time we perform a swap, we remove an inversion template typename Type void insertion_sort( Type const array, int const n ) for ( int k = 1; k n; ++k ) for ( int j = k; j 0; j ) if ( arrayj - 1 arrayj ) std::swap( arrayj - 1, arrayj ); else // As soon as we don't need to swap, the (k + 1)st // is in the correct location break; Insertion sort 18 8.2.3 Implementation and Analysis As soon as a pair arrayj - 1 = arrayj, we are finished template typename Type void insertion_sort( Type const array, int const n ) for ( int k = 1; k n; ++k ) for ( int j = k; j 0; j ) if ( arrayj - 1 arrayj ) std::swap( arrayj - 1, arrayj ); else // As soon as we don't need to swap, the (k + 1)st // is in the correct location break; Insertion sort 19 8.2.3 Implementation and Analysis Thus, the body is run only as often as there are inversions template typename Type void insertion_sort( Type const array, int const n ) for ( int k = 1; k n; ++k ) for ( int j = k; j 0; j ) if ( arrayj - 1 arrayj ) std::swap( arrayj - 1, arrayj ); else // As soon as we don't need to swap, the (k + 1)st // is in the correct location break; If the number of inversions is d, the run time is Q(n + d)Insertion sort 20 8.2.3 Consequences of Our Analysis 2 A random list will have d = O(n ) inversions 2 – The average random list has d = Q(n ) inversions – Insertion sort, however, will run in Q(n) time whenever d = O(n) Other benefits: – The algorithm is easy to implement – Even in the worst case, the algorithm is fast for small problems – Considering these run times, Approximate it appears to be approximately Size Time (ns) 10 instructions per inversion 8 175 16 750 32 2700 64 8000