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polyphase merge sort

(algorithm)

Definition: A merge sort algorithm that reduces the number of intermediate files needed by reusing emptied files.

See also polyphase merge, sort, distribution sort, merge.

Author: ASK

Implementation

(C) (Error: variable some is not initialized nor reset) using an auxiliary function to select next file (C)
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Entry modified 16 November 2009.
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Art S. Kagel, "polyphase 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/polyphmrgsrt.html