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balanced merge sort

(algorithm)

Definition: A k-way merge sort in which the number of input and output data streams is the same. See balanced k-way merge sort.

See also merge sort, simple merge, nonbalanced merge sort.

Note: This is an external sort.

Author: ASK

Implementation

(C) using an auxiliary function to select next file (C).
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Art S. Kagel, "balanced merge sort", in Dictionary of Algorithms and Data Structures [online], Vreda Pieterse and Paul E. Black, eds. 16 November 2009. (accessed TODAY) Available from: https://www.nist.gov/dads/HTML/balancmrgsrt.html