Definition: A terribly inefficient sort algorithm that randomly swaps items until they are in order.
Generalization (I am a kind of ...)
Las Vegas algorithm.
See also bogosort, stooge sort, lucky sort.
Run time analysis in
Hermann Gruber, Markus Holzer, and Oliver Ruepp, Sorting the slow way: An analysis of perversely awful randomized sorting algorithms, FUN 2007, LNCS 4475, pp. 183-197, 2007.
Note: "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" is misspelled on the sixth page, although it is spelled correctly in the footnote.
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Paul E. Black, "bozo sort", in Dictionary of Algorithms and Data Structures [online], Paul E. Black, ed. 19 February 2019. (accessed TODAY) Available from: https://www.nist.gov/dads/HTML/bozoSort.html