J sort


Definition: An in-place sort algorithm that uses strand sort to sort fewer than about 40 items and shuffle sort to sort more.

Generalization (I am a kind of ...)
in-place sort.

Aggregate child (... is a part of or used in me.)
strand sort, shuffle sort.

See also sort, JSort.

Note: Called "quick-er sort" by one Théodore Myshrall in an apparent plagiarism for a 1998 school project.

Author: PEB

More information

John Cohen says in a message posted in November 1997 that he invented this algorithm.

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Entry modified 8 September 2015.
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Paul E. Black, "J sort", in Dictionary of Algorithms and Data Structures [online], Vreda Pieterse and Paul E. Black, eds. 8 September 2015. (accessed TODAY) Available from: