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Algorithm: Insertion Sort

It works the way you might sort a hand of playing cards:

  • We start with an empty left hand [sorted array] and the cards face down on the table [unsorted array].
  • Then remove one card [key] at a time from the table [unsorted array] and insert it into the correct position in the left hand [sorted array].
  • To find the correct position for the card, we compare it with each of the cards already in the hand, from right to left.


We use a procedure Insertion Sort. It requires as parameters an array A[1.. n] and the length n of the array. The array A is categorized in place: the numbers are rearranged within the array, with at most a constant number outside the array at any time.

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