Algorithms

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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


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[position]=currentvalue

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


      1. Syntax states to apply InsertionSort to Array of Integers named A. from 1 to any number -1
      2. from previous number in array, print in natural order.

</syntaxhighlight>


HeapSort Algorithm


Which Algorithms Are Best Suited for Which Tasks

Optimizing Algorithms

Writing Your Own Algorithms