Algorithms are a type of technology used in multiple fields of study that dictate or alter streams of information (in this case we will most be referring to computer science). The code/pseuocode presented on here will be written in Python (### syntax in the code represents comments made in Python code).
Case Uses For Implementing Algorithms (Engineering and Computer Science) :
Common Computer Science Algorithms
Algorithms used in Computer Science are developed and implemented to alter the way data moves in network somehow ( the network representing the collection of data used to create a program/system )
The most common present:
Insertion Sort (sorting algorithm for small number of elements): This Algorithm rearranges a disordered list of integers and rearranges them in natural order. This algorithm is typically used for small array of elements.
Sample Input : [ 8, 3, 9, 0, 2, 7, 4, 5 ]
Sample Output : [ 0, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9 ]
Example Python Code
Python Insertion Sort Example 1
<syntaxhighlight lang="cpp"> def insertionSort(alist):
for index in range(1,len(alist)):
currentvalue = alist[index] position = index
while position>0 and alist[position-1]>currentvalue: #print integers in natural order[-1] less than the previous number alist[position]=alist[position-1] position = position-1
alist = [54,26,93,17,77,31,44,55,20] ### this is the array of integers that will be sorted in natural order 0-infinity insertionSort(alist) print(alist) </syntaxhighlight>
Python Insertion Sort Example 2
<syntaxhighlight lang="cpp"> function insertionSort(array A)
for i from 1 to length[A]-1 do value := A[i] j := i-1 while j >= 0 and A[j] > value do A[j+1] := A[j] j := j-1 done A[j+1] = value done
- Syntax states to apply InsertionSort to Array of Integers named A. from 1 to any number -1
- from previous number in array, print in natural order.