Definition: A variant of heapsort that takes advantage of a partially ordered table. Performance is O(n) when input is sorted and O(n log n) performance for worst case.
See also heapsort.
Note: From Lynn Milnes <firstname.lastname@example.org> August 2003
Edsger W. Dijkstra, An alternative to Heapsort for sorting in situ, manuscript, June 1981. PDF.
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Paul E. Black, "smoothsort", in Dictionary of Algorithms and Data Structures [online], Paul E. Black, ed., U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology. 4 October 2010. (accessed TODAY) Available from: http://www.nist.gov/dads/HTML/smoothsort.html