# Sorting Algorithm Animations

Discussion These pages show 8 different sorting algorithms on 4 different initial conditions. These visualizations are intended to: Show how each algorithm operates. Show that there is no best sorting algorithm. Show the advantages and disadvantages of each algorithm.

The Algorithm: Idiom of Modern Science by Bernard Chazelle hen the great Dane of 20th century physics, Niels Bohr, was not busy chewing on a juicy morsel of quantum mechanics, he was known to yap away witticisms worthy of Yogi Berra. The classic Bohrism “Prediction is difficult, especially about the future” alas came too late to save Lord Kelvin. Just as physics was set to debut in Einstein's own production of Extreme Makeover, Kelvin judged the time ripe to pen the field's obituary: “There is nothing new to be discovered in physics now.”

Top 10 Portable Tools for Network Administrators by Wesley David - October 27, 2010 Working as a systems administrator oftentimes requires you to interact with many different computers in a single day. One minute you're dealing with cranky users complaining about slow performance on their PCs and the next minute your soothing badly behaving domain controllers. Having to interact with so many different PCs makes it all the more advantageous to keep a core set of tools with you at all times. Many useful tools can be run from a portable storage device and some have even been specifically designed to run on portable storage devices.

CS 240 Computer Science II Syllabus Spring 2008 SYLLABUS This page last changed 6/19/08 Objectives: To develop skills in the design and development of computer software continuing to utilize an object-oriented language, packages, modules and libraries. To develop understanding and build skills in the implementation and use of common data structures used in software development through data abstraction. To further study the Java language and learn to use UNIX as a software design environment. Algorithms and Data Structures Algorithm: a process or set of rules used for calculation or problem-solving, esp. with a computer.Program: a series of coded instructions to control the operation of a computer or other machine. Example Problem: Find the greatest common divisor (GCD) of two integers, m and n.Euclid's Algorithm: while m is greater than zero: If n is greater than m, swap m and n. Subtract n from m. n is the GCD

7 Must-Read Books on Time by Maria Popova What the second law of thermodynamics has to do with Saint Augustine, landscape art, and graphic novels. Time is the most fundamental common denominator between our existence and that of everything else, it’s the yardstick by which we measure nearly every aspect of our lives, directly or indirectly, yet its nature remains one of the greatest mysteries of science. Last year, we devoured BBC’s excellent What Is Time? and today we turn to seven essential books that explore the grand question on a deeper, more multidimensional level, spanning everything from quantum physics to philosophy to art. It comes as no surprise to start with A Brief History of Time — legendary theoretical physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking’s 1988 masterpiece, which is commonly considered the most important book in popular science ever published and one of our 10 essential primers on (almost) everything.

Your Life is an Algorithm, Your Brain is an Operating System | Endless Innovation Ever wondered how you were supposed to keep up with the never-ending stream of content and data in your life? Not to worry, the elves of the Internet are busy at work, creating everything from magical little algorithms that automatically execute basic tasks to sophisticated utility apps that run in the background, taking care of all the minutiae in your daily life. Forget about hiring a personal assistant, you can “hire” off-the-shelf algorithms and digital apps that do all the heavy lifting for you.

CIS Department > Tutorials > Software Design Using C++ An Online Book These web pages attempt to provide the material needed for three complete computer science courses: what are typically called CS 1, CS 2, and a data structures course, all using C++ as the programming language. (At Saint Vincent College these courses are numbered CS 110, CS 111, and CS 221). Most of the examples have been tested with Microsoft's Visual C++ .NET 2008 compiler under Windows.

Reverse a linked list in java « Think ! If you search for it you will get millions of solutions but sadly (like many things in internet) the first few solutions seem unintuitive and unnecessarily complex for such a simple problem, not sure why, anyway putting mine out there for somebody to point out why I should go for a more complex solution. [in java for a change] Idea : Use two references and reverse their links and proceed till we reach the end public void reverse_iterative { if(isEmpty()) { return;} //curr == null Node currNode,nextNode , loopNode; currNode = head; nextNode = head.next; head.next = null; while(nextNode ! Help the judge All submissions for this problem are available. A scandal has been revealed in the ruling political party: there is a large case of corruption! You are the judge in the case, and you have a lot of evidence at your disposal. Unfortunately, some of the statements may potentially contradict the others.

The Top 11 Collaborative Consumption Stories Of 2013 2013 was the year that collaborative consumption started to hit the mainstream. We saw CEOs declaring that they are ditching their cars, an exploding bike sharing phenomenon, a "Freespace" where citygoers could come together and collaborate on projects, and sharing economy companies banding together to help in the face of disaster. But as this economy of shared goods and services has grown, so have questions about what it represents. At the most basic level, the definition of "sharing economy" isn't entirely clear. And as the most successful collaborative consumption companies continue to grow, so do concerns about what really separates them from the rest of the economy. Check out our top collaborative consumption stories for 2013 below (and, if you're interested, read last year's list here).

» A Speculative Post on the Idea of Algorithmic Authority Clay Shirky Jack Balkin invited me to be on a panel yesterday at Yale’s Information Society Project conference, Journalism & The New Media Ecology, and I used my remarks to observe that one of the things up for grabs in the current news environment is the nature of authority. In particular, I noted that people trust new classes of aggregators and filters, whether Google or Twitter or Wikipedia (in its ‘breaking news’ mode.) I called this tendency algorithmic authority.

Why every single one of you should learn a little code As technology becomes more and more ingrained in our everyday lives, you have to make a choice: Are you a consumer of tech, or are you someone who understands it? Buying the latest iPhone and keeping up with the who-works-where, who’s-launching-what tech gossip is all fine and good, but if you can’t code, you ain’t no kind of techie. Startups like Codecademy are making it easy to learn coding online — easy enough for school children, in fact. Dictionary of Algorithms and Data Structures This web site is hosted by the Software and Systems Division, Information Technology Laboratory, NIST in collaboration with the FASTAR group. Development of this dictionary started in 1998 under the editorship of Paul E. Black. This is a dictionary of algorithms, algorithmic techniques, data structures, archetypal problems, and related definitions. Algorithms include common functions, such as Ackermann's function.

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